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Show of Hands From Activism Nations are Born and Nations are Transformed. From Activism Laws are Made and Laws are Changed. Without activism innocent citizens will continue to be victimized and exploited. So voting once a year is not enough. A citizen must act. A citizen must learn how the process of activism works. And this action must be precise and well planned if citizens are to succeed in improving their state or country. So activists must acquire excellent Problem Solving Skills and Communication Skills. Citizens must also educate themselves with the necessary knowledge and information that is needed to fully understand why improvements are absolutely necessary, this way people can educate others and make more people aware of injustices.

unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, It's not. Everyone alive today who has freedom and liberties, has them because millions of people made incredible sacrifices and many people gave their lives. If it were not for people protesting for Human Rights and freedoms, you would be living a horrible miserable life, just like the people today in war torn countries. And the fact that millions are dying every year from the lack of human rights, is a wake up call. Don't be selfish, don't be afraid, don't make excuses, and don't think that other people will improve the world for you. Billions of people today, and trillions of future generations are counting on you. Don't die a shameful death with blood on your hands. Live a honorable life and die with dignity and pride, just like our ancestors did for us. Wake up, things are not going to fix themselves. And if you're one of those people who are afraid to March in the Streets or be a part of a public demonstration, don't worry, there are many other ways to show support without sticking your neck out. Sign petitions, make phone calls, talk to people, make choices that support good things, read and learn as much as you can, and don't expect others to learn for you, because the responsibility of learning is the most important responsibility that every person has. We can do this.

"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation." - Robert F. Kennedy

Consciousness Raising is when a group of people attempt to focus the attention of a wider group of people on some cause or condition. Some of the common issues include diseases, conflicts, genocide, global warming and corruption.
Consciousness Rising (youtube)

Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental change, or stasis with the desire to make improvements in society and to correct social injustice. Forms of activism range from writing letters to newspapers or to politicians, political campaigning, economic activism such as boycotts or preferentially patronizing businesses, rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, and hunger strikes. Diplomacy

List of Peace Activists
List of Civil Rights Leaders
Education Activists
Activist Knowledge and Tools

Rusk Demonstration 2014-03-05

Petitioning is a request in writing, most commonly addressed to a government official or public entity.

Right to Petition is the right to make a complaint to, or seek the assistance of, one's government, without fear of punishment or reprisals. The Article 44 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union ensures the right to petition to the European Parliament. The right can be traced back to the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, the Bill of Rights 1689, the Petition of Right (1628), and Magna Carta (1215).

Journalism
Whistle Blowing
Lawsuits

Social Movement is a type of group action. They are large, sometimes informal, groupings of individuals or organizations which focus on specific political or social issues. In other words, they carry out, resist, or undo a social change.
How to Start a Social Movement  (PDF - Vimeo - TED)

Grassroots Organization was originally organized to seek attention for neighborhood problems, but have grown into a larger cause. Grassroots 

Direct Action occurs when a group takes an action which is intended to reveal an existing problem, highlight an alternative, or demonstrate a possible solution to a social issue. This can include nonviolent and less often violent activities which target persons, groups, or property deemed offensive to the direct action participants. Independence

Protest is an expression of bearing witness on behalf of an express cause by words or actions with regard to particular events, policies or situations. (remonstrance, remonstration or demonstration)  Songs

Demonstration (protest) is action by a mass group or collection of groups of people in favor of a political or other cause; it normally consists of walking in a mass march formation and either beginning with or meeting at a designated endpoint, or rally, to hear speakers. Participatory Democracy - Direct Democracy

Sit-in is a form of direct action that involves one or more people occupying an area for a protest, often to promote political, social, or economic change. Occupy  A General Assembly is a meeting of all the members of an organization. Legal Help   

Freedom of Assembly is the individual right or ability of people to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue, and defend their ideas. The right to freedom of association is recognized as a human right, a political right and a civil liberty.

Social Change refers to an alteration in the social order of a society. Social change may include changes in nature, social institutions, social behaviours, or social relations.  Social Entrepreneur - Social Innovator

Social Progress is the idea that societies can or do improve in terms of their social, political, and economic structures. This may happen as a result of direct human action, as in social enterprise or through social activism, or as a natural part of sociocultural evolution. Social Learning - Community Organizing

Stop-Think-Act-Review Revolution is a fundamental change in political power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time when the population rises up in revolt against the current authorities.
Managing a Democratic Transition after the Revolution
From Dictatorship to Democracy - PDF

Tipping Point (sociology) is a point in time when a group—or a large number of group members—rapidly and dramatically changes its behavior by widely adopting a previously rare practice.

Insurgency is a rebellion against authority (for example, an authority recognized as such by the United Nations) when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as belligerents. An insurgency can be fought via counter-insurgency warfare, and may also be opposed by measures to protect the population, and by political and economic actions of various kinds aimed at undermining the insurgents' claims against the incumbent regime. The nature of insurgencies is an ambiguous concept.

Collective Action refers to action taken together by a group of people whose goal is to enhance their status and achieve a common objective. Working Together - Solidarity

Civil Disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. Civil disobedience is a symbolic or ritualistic violation of the law, rather than a rejection of the system as a whole. Civil Disobedience (Thoreau) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican–American War (1846–1848).
Conscientious Objector is an "individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service" on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, or religion. In general, conscientious objector status is considered only in the context of military conscription and is not applicable to volunteer military forces. Desertion is the abandonment of a duty or post without permission, or I have changed my mind because this is bad and I no longer agree with it. I did not sign up for this!
Enrollment Act was a legislation passed by the United States Congress during the American Civil War to provide fresh manpower for the Union Army. A form of conscription, the controversial act required the enrollment of every male citizen and those immigrants who had filed for citizenship between ages twenty and forty-five. Federal agents established a quota of new troops due from each congressional district. In some cities, particularly New York City, enforcement of the act sparked civil unrest as the war dragged on, leading to the New York Draft Riots on July 13–16. It replaced the previous Militia Act of 1862.

"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."  (Thomas Jefferson)
Any attempts to influence war through Propaganda or Psychological Operations is illegal. Instead of arming people with weapons and lies, we should be arming people with knowledge and the truth.

Resistance Movement is an organized effort by some portion of the civil population of a country to resist the legally established government or an occupying power and to disrupt civil order and stability.

Lobbying is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in a government, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies.

Reform means the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory, etc.

Anarchy is the condition of a society, entity, group of people, or a single person that rejects illegitimate hierarchies.

Rebellion refers to the open resistance against the orders of an established authority. Radicalism
Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the interests of sedition.
Dissident a person who actively challenges an established doctrine, policy, or institution.
Dissent is a non-agreement or opposition to a policy.

Insurrection Act is the set of laws that govern the ability of the President of the United States to deploy troops within the United States to put down lawlessness, insurrection and rebellion. The laws are chiefly contained in 10 U.S.C. §§ 331–335.

Strike is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to work. A strike usually takes place in response to employee grievances.

General Strike is a strike action in which a substantial proportion of the total labour force in a city, region, or country participates.

Student Strike is a student protest (sometimes called a boycott of classes), which occurs when students enrolled at a teaching institution such as a school, college or university refuse to go to class. Students Union

Boycott is an act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for social or political reasons. The purpose of a boycott is to inflict some economic loss on the target, or to indicate a moral outrage, to try to compel the target to alter an objectionable behavior.
Sanctions (Law) are penalties or other means of enforcement used to provide incentives for obedience with the law, or with rules and regulations. Economic Sanctions are commercial and financial penalties applied by one or more countries against a targeted country, group, or individual.
Divestment is the reduction of some kind of asset for financial, ethical, or political objectives or sale of an existing business by a firm. A divestment is the opposite of an investment. Divest
Embargo meaning hindrance, obstruction, etc. in a general sense, a trading ban in trade terminology and literally "distraint" in juridic parlance) is the partial or complete prohibition of commerce and trade with a particular country or a group of countries.

Proactivity refers to anticipatory, change-oriented and self-initiated behavior in situations. Involves acting in advance of a future situation, rather than just reacting. It means taking control and making things happen rather than just adjusting to a situation or waiting for something to happen.

Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research or conducting exit poll or the filing of an amicus brief. Advocacy Group

Nonviolent Resistance is the practice of achieving goals such as social change through symbolic protests, civil disobedience, economic or political noncooperation, satyagraha, or other methods, without using violence. Passive Resistance
How women wage conflict without violence: Julia Bacha (video and interactive text)

Nonviolence is the personal practice of being harmless to self and others under every condition. It comes from the belief that hurting people, animals or the environment is unnecessary to achieve an outcome and refers to a general philosophy of abstention from violence based on moral, religious or spiritual principles, and logical reasons too.
Films about Non-Violent Protests

Civil Resistance is political action that relies on the use of nonviolent resistance by civil groups to challenge a particular power, force, policy or regime.

Internet Activism is the use of electronic communication technologies such as social media, especially Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, e-mail, and podcasts for various forms of activism to enable faster communication by citizen movements and the delivery of local information to a large audience. Internet technologies are used for cause-related fundraising, community building, lobbying, and organizing. A digital activism campaign is "an organized public effort, making collective claims on a target authority, in which civic initiators or supporters use digital media." Research has started to address specifically how activist/advocacy groups in the U.S. and Canada are using social media to achieve digital activism objectives. Also known as web activism, online activism, digital campaigning, digital activism, online organizing, electronic advocacy, cyberactivism, e-campaigning, and e-activism.

Media Activism is a broad category of activism that utilizes media and communication technologies for social and political movements. Methods of media activism include publishing news on websites, creating video and audio investigations, spreading information about protests, and organizing campaigns relating to media and communications policies.

Social Actions refers to an act which takes into account the actions and reactions of individuals (or 'agents'). Also known as "Weberian social action". Bonner Training Modules

Action Theory (philosophy) are theories about the processes causing willful human bodily movements of a more or less complex kind. This area of thought involves epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, jurisprudence, and philosophy of mind.

Slacktivism describes "feel-good" measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little physical or practical effect, other than to make the person doing it feel satisfied that they have contributed.
Action-Specific Perception is when people perceive their environment and events within it in terms of their ability to act.

Coup detat is the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus. Junta.

Power Vacuum is when someone has lost control of something and no one has replaced them. The situation can occur when a government has no identifiable central power or authority. The physical analogy suggests that in a power vacuum, other forces will tend to "rush in" to fill the vacuum as soon as it is created, perhaps in the form of an armed militia or insurgents, military coup, warlord or dictator. Regime

Coalition Government is a cabinet of a parliamentary government in which several political parties cooperate, reducing the dominance of any one party within that coalition. The usual reason given for this arrangement is that no party on its own can achieve a majority in the parliament. Government Types

Provisional Government is an emergency governmental authority set up to manage a political transition, generally in the cases of new nations, or following the collapse of the previous governing administration. Self-Manage

War - Crusade

Unconditional Surrender is a surrender in which no guarantees are given to the surrendering party. In modern times, unconditional surrenders most often include guarantees provided by international law.

Why Vote?

Activism Word Cloud


Activist is a person who reveals fraud, waste, corruption and abuse. A person who actively seeks improvements by protesting and petitioning governing agency's, organizations and even individuals who are in a position of authority. A person who actively seeks to educate other people about the injustices and crimes that effect them. Activist Knowledge

Antagonist is someone who offers opposition, concept that stands in or represents opposition against which the protagonist(s)
must contend. In other words, an antagonist is a person or a group of people who opposes a protagonist.

Advocate is someone who speaks, pleads or argues to put forward an idea that helps bring attention to something that is wrong. Someone who pushes for a cause. Standing up for what is Right. Deep sustained involvement. Proponent.
Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Consumer Protection

Revolution is a change in ways of thinking and behaving.

Resolution is finding a solution to a problem / Something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making. A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem. A decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner

Change is an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another. Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence. The result of alteration or modification
Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category. A difference that is usually pleasant.

Solution is a method for solving a problem. The successful action of solving a problem.

Answer is a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem. To be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity. Be satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose of.

Democracy is a form of Government in which all eligible citizens have An Equal Say in the Decisions that Affect their Lives; But we don't have an equal say in America or do other so called Democracies around the world. So what do we do to change this?

Vigil a is a period of purposeful sleeplessness, an occasion for devotional watching, or an observance.

"The best thing that you can do, is to do the right thing. The worst thing that you can do, is to do nothing at all."

When you're good and when you know you're right, you must speak, you can't be silent. Even if you make a mistake and say something stupid, there is no shame in speaking. Apologize and learn. The only shame there is, comes from being silent, but you can rid yourself of that shame if you just admit the mistakes that you made, and then finds ways to correct those mistakes from being made again, that is what we call learning. We learn our entire life, well at least we should learn our entire life, that is another problem that we need to solve.

The Secret to Effective Nonviolent Resistance: Jamila Raqib: (video with interactive text)

Global Citizen is a community of people like you. People who want to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest challenges. Extreme poverty ends with you.

The Global Citizens Initiative (TGCI): Building A Sustainable World Community For All.

Global Citizenship defines a person who places their identity with a "global community" above their identity as a citizen of a particular nation or place.
click here to save the world
Citizens Handbook
Activists Handbook 
Activist Handbook
Canvasopedia
Filming Police

Srdja Popovic: How to Topple a Dictator (video)
Global Justice Movement
The Dart Center

Iranian Green Movement
Cochabamba Protests
Freeway & Expressway Revolts

Attend an event -  Go to Meetings or Host a Meeting  - Contact public officials in your state. Testify at a public hearing  -  Write a letter to the editor  -  Help recruit people in your local community.

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out: "Turn on" meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various levels of consciousness and the specific triggers that engage them. Drugs were one way to accomplish this end. "Tune in" meant interact harmoniously with the world around you – externalize, materialize, express your new internal perspectives. "Drop out" suggested an active, selective, graceful process of detachment from involuntary or unconscious commitments. "Drop Out" meant self-reliance, a discovery of one's singularity, a commitment to mobility, choice, and change. Unhappily my explanations of this sequence of personal development were often misinterpreted to mean "Get stoned and abandon all constructive activity".

Value-Added Theory

Social movement evolves through those relevant stages:
1: Structural conduciveness - the structure of the society (e.g. spatial proximity) must be such that certain protest actions become more likely. People must be aware of the problem and have the opportunity to act.
2: Structural strain - there must be a strain on society, caused by factors related to the structure of the current social system, such as inequality or injustice, and existing power holders are unable (or unwilling) to address the problem (see also relative deprivation).
3: Generalized belief - the problem should be clearly defined in a way that is agreed by and understood by the participants. See also: framing.
4: Precipitating factors - events that become the proverbial spark igniting the flame, in other words a political opportunity.
5: Mobilization for action - people need to have a network and organization allowing them to take a collective action, see also resource mobilization
6: Operation (failure) of social control - how the authorities react (or don't). High level of social control by those in control of power (politicians, police) often makes it more difficult for social movements to act.

Aspen New Voices is a year-long program of media support, training, research and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors and trainers. The program will help Fellows to sharpen their messages, elevate their stories, focus their media targets, and communicate their insights across a variety of media platforms – illuminating crucial grassroots perspectives for a broad worldwide audience.

M Power Social enterprise with the aim to change the paradigm of social good with the power of great design, information and technology.

Psychological Action influences of Participation
Community Engagement Movement

James, Alison (2009)An investigation into what influences action competence-oriented teaching and learning processes in a school environmental club. Masters thesis, Rhodes University

Yes Magazine Weapons of Mass Democracy
A Force More Powerful (game)
Social Networking Sites and Politics

Activism has been around for over 2,000 years. Solon

Revolution and Evolution in Twentieth-Century (amazon)

People don't need to be controlled, people need to be educated, this way people can control themselves.
People don't need some ignorant and corrupt leader telling them what to do, they need knowledge and information.

You will have to do more then just raise your voice. Solving problems will need a lot more then just complaining. You will need to learn how to communicate effectively, but even more important, you will need to learn the facts. It will take more then just a protest. Everyone must except the responsibility of educating themselves. An informed citizen is the power behind a protest. And one cannot succeed without the other. Educate yourself, then protest. An educated protester is much more powerful. And an informed protester knows that the protest is only one step in the Problem Solving Process.

Protecting Internet Communications during Protests
Action-Specific Perception
Action Physics

If people were just more aware of their choices and options, and if people understood all the affects that are created from their choices, people would be able to rid this world of almost every problem it's faced with and suffering would almost disappear,
all because everyone is making good choices. And that is not a Dream, that is a Reality. That is the power of Knowledge.
If you provide the necessary information and knowledge that people need in order to understand their options, people would make good choices and make good decisions. And that is a fact that everyone has witnessed in themselves and in others.
So we know from experience just how valuable our information and knowledge is. Our greatest strength is our abundance of knowledge, it's time to utilize this magnificent strength, a strength that has been bestowed on us by 100's of millions of people throughout our history. This is the paradise on earth that we have all known in our hearts, but this time paradise is not fleeting, because this is our destiny. An Equal Say can only exist when everyone has an equal chance to speak and an equal chance to be heard. But it does not end there, everyone must be informed and knowledgeable enough in order to understand what they truly need to say and what they mean, and to make sure that they are heard fairly and equally without the influence of money, or the influence of power or propaganda.

A Right to Information
A Right to Knowledge and a Right to the Best Education

It's not Civil Disobedience, people are just doing as much as I can to stop as*holes from f*cking up this world more then already is. This is not being disobedient, people care being patriotic. People are not being aggressive, they're just reacting to politicians being passive aggressive. We are a Activists, and politicians and the corporate scumbags are f*cking terrorists. So a lot of us will spend the rest of our lives doing everything that we can to stop these mass murdering psychopaths from doing anymore damage. We owe it to the billions of people who lived and died before me, and we owe it to the trillions upon trillions of people who will live after us. This is our human nature at its best. Everyone knows things can definitely improve, so lets make things better. I'm sorry for the harsh words, I know how stupid profanity is, please forgive me and I will forgive you. I'm not blaming you, because everyone is to blame in some way or another. So everyone will have to make changes, we have to do this together. We can do this.

Social Awareness
Information Literacy
Media Literacy

Activism is a process for change. Activism is a way to stop injustices. Activism is a way to modify or improve how things are done. And activism helps make people aware of problems. But as history has taught us, simply protesting for change is not enough. We must update public knowledge and update our schools to match our current level of knowledge and understanding. A tremendous amount of knowledge has been accumulated from millions of brilliant minds throughout history. Knowledge and information that has given us incredible wealth and potential. We have finally awakened to this realization. And this is not the first time that people have understood the power of knowledge, but this time it's different, that's because 100's millions of people can now share and contribute to this great awakening of human intelligence. Our power is directly related to us finally working together, and seeing each other as friends and cooperators, instead of seeing each other as competitors and rivals. But we have a lot to learn, which means that everyone has to have access to the knowledge and information that helps govern our lives. And when more people understand our situation more clearly, and understand our choices, then everyone will have more control over their lives, and a lot more control over their freedoms and rightsWar is Hell

You can either hope and wait until the people in power do what is right, or you can learn how to improve things yourself. People should not be dependent on leaders to do what is needed, because that always turns out bad. People have taken care of themselves and manage their own lives since the beginning, and that is the reason why humans have survived for thousands of years. But people have given up that right to care for their own needs, and that is one of the failures of education. There is enough for everyone as long as people understand enough. The only power that anyone can have over a person is the power of knowledge. And it doesn't take a lot of knowledge to control and manipulate people. We would not learn anything if things didn't go wrong, but we don't have to keep making the same mistakes. If we fail to teach these lessons in life, we will continue to fail, forever. Working together is the most efficient and the most effective way of improving our lives.

People have to stand up for what is right, you have to do what you have to do, you have to correct what is wrong, you have to repair what is damaged. Everything that is good in our world today, that people are benefiting from, comes from the people who fought for what is right. Improvements came from people who stood up and demanded improvements, improvements came from people who stood up against injustices. Everyone alive today owes everything to those people, without them, you would be dead or suffering from the evil that spews from the horrific ignorance of corrupt people.  If you see something, say something.

If I don't speak for people today and speak for people in the future, there will be no future.
If I don't fight for human rights today and tomorrow, there will be no human rights in the future.

Yes there are assholes in charge, but they are just temporary hindrances, so go through them or go around them. Don't get caught up in what assholes they are, just complete the task. We are Angry, but we are more determined then we are angry.

This is not about the willingness to fight, this is about the willingness to stand up and start defending peoples rights and freedoms. 99% of all humans understand that fighting is an illogical act, we have always known this and we know this even more now then ever. We have mastered language, but we don't use language to our utmost ability, we will continue to suffer and die from this under utilized potential. We can communicate, it is the reason why humans are alive, and when we stop communicating, this is when people suffer and die.

Taking action does not mean that you will change the final outcome, because something's will happen even if you try to stop it. So choose your actions well. It may take more then one action, and it may also take several different types of actions in order to repair something. But if change is inevitable, preparing yourself for change may be the most logical action to take. Doing nothing is never an option because there is no such thing as nothing, something is always happening, whether it's perceived or not. "To be Neutral and Passive is to Collaborate" (Howard Zinn)

Tank Man

Activism Quotes


“Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...” (Thomas Jefferson)

Why does Power Corrupt?

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."   (Martin Luther King, Jr.)    Inspired Awakenings

“When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love."  (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency ask the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)    Favorite Quotes

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” (Buckminster Fuller)  

Don't just try to change the way things are done, you have to create a new way of doing something that makes the old way of doing something obsolete. Humans have always improved things since the beginning. When we find a better way of doing something, we do it. The path of least resistance is always the most comfortable path, and it is also directly inline with the laws of nature.

"If you want a better world you have to create one, because if you just sit around waiting for a better world, it will never come."

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."   (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”   (Edward Everett Hale

"If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him."   

“The most common way people give up their power is thinking they don’t have any.” - Alice Walker (via b.marie)

"Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act,"  (Albert Einstein)

"Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems; look for someone who will face them with you. If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, then you’ll most likely find another excuse."  
Just Don't Complain, Seek Answers.

"When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you." "You cannot change what you refuse to confront."  

The Lottery of Birth (2013) (video)

"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate." (John F. Kennedy)

"Don't wonder about what you do, do what you wonder about"   "When we cannot act as we wish, we must act as we can."

"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."  Activists

"If you want a better world you have to create one, because if you just sit around waiting for a better world, it will never come."

"Be the Change you wish to see in the world"  (Mahatma Gandhi)  Non-Violence

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. (Mahatma Gandhi)

3 Stages of Truth:  1: Ridicule   2: Violence   3: Acceptance   (Make Change and Adapt)

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”     Nelson Mandela (wiki)

It's not so much about resistance or fighting back, it's more about bringing attention to what's wrong and what's bad, so that we can do things better and do things right. So it's not so much a protest, it's more about people coming together and realizing that we need to make improvements, and in order to do so, we need to communicate more, face to face."  It's not about who wins, it's about who understands, and what we can learn from this in order to teach others.    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Grace Lee Boggs

Change the mind, change the world.

"You cannot change what you refuse to confront."

Sooner or later you will have to take on a whole new set of responsibilities and make sacrifices you never thought possible.
These changes will be over whelming at first but you will soon realize that there are great benefits that come from Change.

Famous Quotes and Sayings about Activism

Never act until you have clearly answered the question: "What happens if I do nothing?"  (Robert Brault)

If you want a better world you have to create one, because if you just sit around waiting for a better world, it will never come.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"  (Mahatma Gandhi)

"Select your purpose, selfless, without any thought of personal pleasure or personal profit, and then use selfless means to attain your goal…Do not resort to violence even if it seems a promise success; it can only contradict your purpose. Use the means of love and respect even if the result seems far off or uncertain. Then throw yourself heart and soul into the campaign, counting no price too high for working for the welfare of those around you, and every reverse, every defeat will send you deeper into your own deepest resources. Violence can never bring an end to violence, all it can do is provoke more violence.”  (Mahatma Gandhi)

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.
(Vance Havner)

Never confuse movement with action  (Ernest Hemingway)      Bystander Effect     Slacktivism

Doing things is not the same as getting things done. (Jared Silver)

"It's better to show up then to give up."

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."  Johann von Goethe

“The time is always right to do what is right.”  (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

“You may delay, but time will not.”  (Benjamin Franklin)

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.”  (Leonard Bernstein)

“Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”  (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.).

The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.
(Ernest Newman)

Action Speaks Louder than Words..... Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

"Your ideas will March with us"

Don't find fault. Find a remedy. (Henry Ford)

When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped by events, the stress becomes manageable. (Greg Anderson)

Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. (Jonatan Mårtensson)

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Do not be wise in words - be wise in deeds. (Jewish Proverb)

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.  (James Baldwin)

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. (Calvin Coolidge)

“Nothing happens until something moves.” (Albert Einstein)

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead

"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."  "You have to decide what to do with the time that has been given to you." Lord of the Rings

"The flow from knowledge to action draws upon the complete person with his or her catalyst and synergistic potential."
 (Ralph Nader)

Non Violence does not mean Acceptance but Resistance. Not Waiting, but Acting. To be Neutral and Passive is to Collaborate. (Howard Zinn)

"Silence is the emptiness of knowledge. When people are silent, its not that they don't care, it's just that some people don't know enough in order to act effectively, but they can easily learn how important their voice is, as well as learn how important their actions are, this takes time and effort, and it's well worth the time and effort."

"We must seek, above all, a world of peace; a world in which people dwell together in mutual respect and work together in mutual regard. a world where peace is not a mere interlude between wars, but an incentive to the creative energies of humanity. We will not find such a peace today, or even tomorrow. The obstacles to hope are large and menacing. Yet the goal of a peaceful world--today and tomorrow-must shape our decisions and inspire our purposes." (John F. Kennedy)

"The Power of the People is much stronger then the People in Power"

"Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean"   

"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable"     Collaboration

"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."

"Don't ever mistake silence for ignorance, calmness for acceptance or kindness for weakness."

"There is no Path to Peace, Peace is the Path"   Its Just a Shout Away (youtube)

Action is the Real Measure of Intelligence.  (Napoleon Hill)

If you don't speak your mind you risk losing your mind. Though there is a time and place for everything you'll have a hard time moving past something if you never speak it.

Rebellion is usually a result that comes from people finding out that important information has been kept from them and that people have been lying to them on several occasions.

"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for something"   Conscientious Objector

“The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence...
The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.” (John Galt, Atlas Shrugged  (Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,062)

“Fight for the value of your person. Fight for the virtue of your pride. Fight for the essence of that which is man: for his sovereign rational mind. Fight with the radiant certainty and the absolute rectitude of knowing that yours is the Morality of Life and that yours is the battle for any achievement, any value, any grandeur, any goodness, any joy that has ever existed on this earth.” (John Galt, Atlas Shrugged  (Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,069)

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. (Thomas Paine)

He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
(Thomas Paine)    Common Sense Pamphlet      Common Sense Pamphlet

I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.
(Thomas Paine)    The American Crisis      The Crisis

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.  (Thomas Paine)

The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.  (Thomas Paine)

The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.  (Thomas Paine)

We have it in our power to begin the world over again.  (Thomas PaineSecularity

"Until everyman is free we are all slaves"

Do something? Or do nothing? I chose to do something. Because the reason why I live is because millions of people did something for me. So doing something is natural. But you still have to initiate it. Just pretending that you're doing something important and valuable doesn't work. You must put things in motion, and when you do, you will feel the power of life, and you will also have a better understanding of your potential.

"My most ardent desire is that my country will recapture its historic opportunity for a peaceful evolution and that Poland will prove to the world that even the most complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and not by force."
Lech Walesa 

Montesquieu was a French political thinker who lived during the Enlightenment and is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers, ending of slavery, the preservation of civil liberties and the law, and the idea that political institutions ought to reflect the social and geographical aspects of each community.  (1748)
The Spirit of the Laws law, social life, and the study of anthropology and providing more than 3,000 commendations.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The source of the government’s authority is “the consent of the governed.” This means that the government is not the ruler, but the servant or agent of the citizens; it means that the government as such has no rights except the rights delegated to it by the citizens for a specific purpose."  (Ayn Rand)

The difference between political power and any other kind of social “power,” between a government and any private organization, is the fact that a government holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force. This distinction is so important and so seldom recognized today that I must urge you to keep it in mind. Let me repeat it: a government holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force."  (Ayn Rand)

"No individual or private group or private organization has the legal power to initiate the use of physical force against other individuals or groups and to compel them to act against their own voluntary choice. Only a government holds that power.
The nature of governmental action is: *coercive *action. The nature of political power is: the power to force obedience under threat of physical injury—the threat of property expropriation, imprisonment, or death."   (Ayn Rand)

I know of no safe repository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise control with a wholesome discretion the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.  (Thomas Jefferson)

A popular government, without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people that mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power that knowledge brings. (James Madison)

"The essential aim of...the most democratic movements we have is to train ourselves, to learn how to use the work of experts, to find our will, to educate our will, to integrate our wills...it is of equal importance with the discovery of facts to know what to do with them..in politics we do not keep these different kinds of information apart..."
(Mary Parker Follett) Creative experience, 1924.

Supposedly we know and don't purposely suppress the truth, our education is neither inefficient nor irresponsible, and there is no rampant ignorance and irreligion, consequently, whoever is intelligent, educated and presumably honest should in all fairness be allowed to publish his arguments against current doctrine.  (John Milton)   Areopagitica

One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.  Marie Curie 

"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve."
(Abraham Lincoln)    Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln 

"It is essential to release humanity from the false fixations of yesterday, which seem now to bind it to a rationale of action leading only to extinction." (Buckminster Fuller

"There's no such thing as the Western World, there's only ignorant criminals in charge and the ignorant followers who have no idea that they are being manipulated. When people say they hate Americans, what they are really saying is that they hate our
leadership and the wealthy people who control our leadership, because American people have no control over what this country does to people here, or in other countries. Democracy is a lie, Americans vote but that's it, American people have almost no
control over the decisions that are being made on their behalf, so don't hate Americans, just hate our leaders like the rest of us do, besides you can't hate an entire nation of people just because those people happen to have corrupt and incompetent leadership, or could you judge a person solely on their religion. Everyone on this planet is more alike then you think, we are pretty much all the same, we are good people who are seeking a good life. Our only difference is our leaders, those psychopathic criminals who have been possessed by power. We can fix this, but we have a lot of learning to do.

"What is amazing about these quotes above is that it shows that these same problems have been around for 100's of years, but it still seems like yesterday that we just started this conversation, I guess it takes many lifetimes for us to mature"

"When I here people say, "at least it's not as bad as that place", that is a very disturbing and a very ineffective way of explaining and understanding a problem. Just because things are worse somewhere else does not mean things are OK where you are.
If things can be better and improved then you have to make things better. That's how we improve life. Don't compare things to other things that are inferior, because you will never improve and never fully understand just how really messed up things are. Don't use sad excuses, use problem solving, it's a lot more effective." 

It's not uncommon for people, who don't have enough information and knowledge about a subject, to still have strong opinions about that subject. They believe that they know enough and can accurately understand that subject, when they don't. That's why we need to improve how we educate the public about the problems we face. if people can't see the whole picture, or understand the full scope of the problem, they will never be able to know what actions to take in order to solve that problem. So they will continue to complain about that problem or just forget about that problem all together, which is one of the main reasons why we have so many problems, and why we never see the improvements being made, improvements that we all know we are very capable of making.

"No one can be authentically human while he prevents others from being so." Pedagogy of the Oppressed (wiki)

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Ideas for Saving the World
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Everyone must fully understand the responsibilities of democracy, freedom, human rights and fairness. And everyone must share and manage these responsibilities in order for us to guarantee that these rights and freedoms are preserved and properly maintained. But in order for us to do this, we must improve education so that students can learn how to manage these responsibilities and fully understand that they are responsible, and not just leaders or people in power. When people share responsibilities, they guarantee the effectiveness and the accuracy of these responsibilities. And sharing these responsibilities will be as easy as reading a newspaper or watching the news. Because when people finally control the news, and control how the news is supposed to be presented and used, then every person on the planet could be a fully informed adult. And when people are accurately informed, they will always take the necessary steps needed to preserve freedoms, rights and fairness. But people don't control the news, or do they control the flow of valuable information and knowledge. So people are left in the dark and are helpless and unable to react accordingly to the problems that we face. So until people are fully educated, we will never have any kind of trust or honesty in politics, never. What is meant by 'Responsible' in the above context: Making sure that you have accurate knowledge about the world and can confirm what is known by having access to trusted networks and groups of people. Making sure that you are educated and skilled enough in order to solve the problems that are a threat to society. Making sure that you know how to use communication, collaboration and cooperation as your main tools for solving problems.
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More Famous Quotes and Sayings about Activism

One person has always made the difference, this is not saying that one person did it alone or that no one helped that one person, it was that they took that extra step, they took a bold move and stood out of line, not just presenting themselves, but representing everyone and everything that has inspired this person in their life, everything accumulating into this one particular action, an idea that must be known. Not just a messenger, or a conduit, a human with a desire to be heard, I want my life to mean something, I want my life to make a difference, I want my life, even if I will not live to see it. So I have take this action, because I can't take action when I'm dead.   "One person can make a difference, because we are all one person."

Joshua Wong (student activist)
2014 Hong Kong Protests 

When seeking change you have to be careful who you talk to. You want to build a strong network of like minded people who care, but you need to avoid communicating or becoming too friendly with Spies, this way you can avoid having your organization Sabotaged by Thugs. When communicating to people it's a good idea to be polite and non-intimidating so they are comfortable with sharing information and at the same time earn each others trust so that you can depend each other when needed. Your mission is to know who your Allies are, but more importantly, you want to discover who your Enemies are too without them knowing. Thus the saying "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer", meaning you still want to know what the other side is thinking, as well as keep the lines of communication open, because a compromise will be easier to obtain and there will be less resentment and prejudice to deal with after we make the sacrifices that are needed in order to make improvements. This could also help avoid having problems resurface again, or cause improvements not to happen as quickly or as smoothly as they should. Knowing your enemy is being aware of potential threats, because ignoring potential threats is very risky and you could easily increase the possibility of suffering at the hands of ignorance. If dangerous things can be avoided, then you should learn how to avoid them.    

Personal Learning Network

Regime is the form of government or the set of rules.
Regime Change is the replacement of one government regime with another.
Regime Shift are large, abrupt, persistent changes in the structure and function of a system.
Covert Operations
Coup

"We wont be chanting slogans of despair and abuse, and holding signs displaying our disgust, we will only be expressing emotions of joy, the joy that you feel when you finally have control over your own life, and also have the ability to improve life for everyone and every living thing on this planet. This will not be a Demonstration, this will be a Celebration!"

Too many of the big decisions are being made by individuals when they should be made by a well informed and educated public, people who are aware of the impacts of their actions and aware of all the choices they have. There's a good way of doing things and there's a bad way of doing things. And too many individuals are choosing the bad way because they believe that money, or power, gives them the right to make bad decisions, which it does not. We know that just having a gun does not give you the right to kill, so why would having money or power give anyone the right to kill, it doesn't, but here we are.
We need to make decisions as a whole, a whole family, a whole community, a whole city, a whole state, a whole country, a whole planet. When we work together we are more productive and we do a lot less damage to ourselves and the world.
And the more informed the public is about the facts, the better our decisions will be, and the better our world will be.

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but only after the scumbags in power have destroy it Matthew 5:5
Don't confuse a Humble spirit or manner with cowed submissiveness that is willing to yield to the will of another person or a superior force. Humans did not get this far by being meek. Strong Minded, but not Stubborn.


Working Together

Camaraderie
Brotherhood
Interdependence is the mutual reliance between two or more groups. This concept differs from the reliance in a dependent relationship, where some members are dependent and some are not. There can be various degrees of interdependence.

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Art + Activism


Protest Art refers to creative works that concern or are produced by activists and social movements.

I would like see a screen play titled "It's Not Fucking Fair".  A Life Devoid of Hope..An intimate look at the Injustices, Disparities and Problems that are plaguing our world. A tearful heart wrenching rant followed by real solutions that every person can be involved in. First you will experience the tears of pain, the shame and the disgust. But then it will be followed by tears of joy and the over whelming feeling of power that is within everyone to solve every problem on this planet. I'm thinking a one person play that is the combination of these examples....Alternate name, or second act, What the Fuck is That?  or WTF, or WTFIT for short, this way you can promote it.

Mario Savio: The Operation of the Machine (youtube) 
America's Not the Greatest Country Any Longer... But It Can (youtube)
Charles Bukowski - Born Into This - Dinosauria, We
Charlie Chaplin - Famous speech (Adolf Hitler's style) (youtube)
Peter Finch Mind Control Speech in the 1976 Movie called 'Network' (youtube) 
Should Commencement speeches be like this?
War is a Racket

"Everyone has Blood on their Hands" Title of a short film that will be similar to the 1998 movie They Live. This short film is about people being able to see the blood on their hands. The blood on the hands represents people who have contribute to the deaths of people by the type of work that they do or from impacts from their style of living, like politicians, bankers, fast food industries, processed food manufactures, pharmaceutical companies, war mongers, people on fox news, fossil fuel industries, manufacturers of stupid and hazardous products, certain lawyers, certain judges, certain schools, and so on.
In one scene a father is explaining to his child why some people can't see the blood on their hands, while others do see the blood but do nothing about it. The child also asks why there are people with no blood on their hands, (the father answers) those are the people making better choices, choices that don't cause people to die, or harm the air, land, food and water. That's why we have no blood on our hands, because we understand more. And now it's are job to show others how they can understand more, and eventually everything will be beautiful.

Che Guevara El Che-Hey You


Posters for Protesters
ProtesterBoard.... A Living Billboard
Lightweight Combination Message Board and Shield, Table and Shelter. Biodegradable and Recyclable. Flat white board that can display every letter in the alphabet using black Velcro letters and Strips. You can then display one big letter at a time when people stand side by side in a row to display a message. You can also put on a show for people passing by. Showing some creativity when displaying messages. ProtesterBoard can also be a lightweight table with 4 lightweight legs that fold out. 2 legs can be folded down so that the sign can be rested on 2 legs so the person does not have to support the full weight of the sign when standing for long hours. The ProtesterBoard can also be displayed on the ground when the ProtesterBoard is tilted up on 2 legs. This way the person can take a break when there’s no one to replace them. The ProtesterBoard can also be used as a shelter when water resistant material is draped over the table. The ProtesterBoard can also be fitted with backpack straps so that it can be carried on the back. The ProtesterBoard Size should around 26" X 17". Personal Size Bullet Proof Whiteboards could also be very useful. You will be a Living Billboard (Communicating Silently and Peacefully, 24 hours a Day if needed). Being able to change or modify your message is essential for effective communication.

Sandwich Board is two boards (holding a message or graphic) and being either carried by a person, with one board in front and one behind, creating a "sandwich" effect; or Set up (for example next to a store advertising its goods) in a triangle shape, hinged along the top.
Human Billboard is someone who holds or wears a sign of some sort in order to attract attention. Sign holders are known as human directionals.
Banner Stands

Information Attendants: How about having 40 or more people with Tablet PC's, so that when IPad people stand together each mobile computer becomes a big letter, so when placed together you can have a message big enough to read from some distance. And when people approach the people with Mobile Computers then the people with PC's can educate the people about what's happening in there community and around the world. You can also give people information on how to help.
Then eventually you will have permanent Information Stations in every town in America.  
Database Operators
Open Air Education 


"Having an idea is one thing, taking action on that idea is another, and how that action and idea actually manifests, well that's what's called Discovery."


Actions Speak Loader then Words...

People must understand that in a Democracy, elections hardly ever fix major problems. Only the public can fix their problems. Citizens are the only sure way to fix problems. So the public has to learn how to fix their problems because relying on leaders to fix problems only works to a certain degree. Just voting is inadequate and a very dysfunctional way to manage our problems. People have to learn how to act accordingly to the Procedures of Problem Solving.

Owned and Operated (youtube)

Give the people a voice and we'll promise not to camp in public places.
Instead of protesting we will only gather to share ideas.  Occupy Wall Street
If we are ever going to truly communicate, we have to learn to share our media communication tools.
In order to understand our problems we need to present our most important information in a way that everyone is given a chance to understand this information. Casseroles - Montréal, 24 Mai 2012
We have to learn to effectively use our technology and resources instead of just wasting and abusing them. Revolutionary actions, supported by ideals and events in The Declaration of Independence, will require more than assembling and petitioning. They will entail mass occupations of government buildings, political offices, and the media-to ensure freedom of access. Revolutionary acts will topple statues, tar and feather corrupt politicians-appointed through managed and fraudulent
elections. General strikes, sabotage, shadowing members of the corporate state, even razing vacant Summer and Winter mansions, will be crucial...More

Politics-501 (Amazon)
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Inalienable Rights

Open Source Communications

Protesting for Improvements....This would make a nice add in the News Paper?
Protesters are a way of showing people that there are people who care.
Protesters are a way of showing people that there are people who are aware.
Protesters are a way of showing people that there are people who are willing to stand there.
Protesters are people who are willing to commit themselves to an open discourse about our biggest problems.
These open conversations should be happening more often but sadly they do not.
And this lack of communication is causing degradation to ourselves and degradation to the only living planet in our solar system. And you wonder why people protest?
Citizens of Planet Earth, it is time to wake up......Father the Sleeper has Awaken (youtube)
Protesters are not worried so much about the lack of support from the people who are unaware of the problems.
Protesters are not even worried about the people who are aware of the problems and consciously do nothing to stop the problem, with some even making it worse.
Protesters are mostly worried about the large majority of people who do care about their world but are to afraid to act.
Those people are the most important people in the world. For any improvements to be successful we need to let those people know that they are not alone and that they can overcome their fears and that they can make a difference in themselves and make a difference in their world. We will stand in the streets and wait for you, join us, we would love to see you.

"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people."    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)


Song Music Symbol

Songs for Protesters


Protest Song (wiki)
60's Protest Songs
80's Protest Songs
50 Protest Songs
10 Best
Protest Songs in the U.S, (wiki)
Killing in the Name, Rage Against The Machine (youtube)
One Tin Soldier - Billy Jack (1971) (youtube)
Bachman Turner Overdrive "Hey You" Hey you, you say you want to change the world / It's alright, with me there's no regret / It's my turn, the circle game has brought me here / And I won't let down 'till every song is set.
List of Anti-War Songs (wiki)
Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2 (1983) (youtube)
Get Up Stand Up – Bob Marley (1973) (youtube)
War – Edwin Starr (1970) (youtube)
Saul Williams - List Of Demands (youtube)
Arcade Fire - Wake Up (youtube)
One Day- Matisyahu (youtube)
M.I.A. Paper Planes (youtube)
Buffalo Springfield - Stop Children What's That Sound (youtube)
The Who
LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum (youtube)
Tricky - Black Steel (Been Caught Steeling) (youtube)
The States of Exit (video)
Gorillaz Clint Eastwood (youtube)
Les Misérables (2012) - Les Miserables (wiki)
American Woman: The Guess Who (Whole Version) (youtube)
Melanie - Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) (youtube)
The Youngbloods - Get Together (youtube)
Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction (youtube)
Vietnam War-House of the Rising Sun (youtube)
Paint it Black - Vietnam War (youtube)
Alice's Restaurant - Original 1967 Recording by Arlo Guthrie (youtube - 18 mins.)
Soundtrack for a Revolution (2001 Video)
Greatest Songs



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Films about Protesting - Protest Documentaries


Battle in Seattle (youtube) Website
Under Occupation: Toronto G20 Operation (youtube)
Egypt (youtube)
2004 Republican Convention Protest
Fault Lines : Chile Rising (youtube)
Velvet Revolution
Arab Spring
The Arab Awakening - Seeds of Revolution (youtube)
Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree (youtube)
Pepper Spray Attack by Police (youtube)
Cop Block
Clint 4 P
Jeff Dowd the Dude abides is the Big Lebowski and a long time activist and member of the Seattle 7 Liberation Front
India's Anti Graft Anti Corruption Movement
Anna Hazare
People and Power - Egypt: Seeds of Change (youtube)
Winter of Discontent 
Casseroles - Montréal, 24 Mai 2012
Fault Lines : History of an Occupation (youtube)
Nation of Exiles (vimeo)
Money Documentaries
Media Literacy
Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine (youtube)
Occupy Documentaries
Utopia on the Horizon (youtube)
Across the Frontlines - Ending the Nuba Genocide (youtube)
Operation Broken Silence
The Weight of Chains
Anaheim: A Tale of Two Cities (youtube)
Ground Zero: Seria (youtube)
Crisis In The Congo- Uncovering The Truth (youtube)
Heather Brooke: My Battle to Expose Government Corruption (youtube)
America's 2nd Revolutionary War (youtube)
Pure History : Prisoners of War Betrayed (youtube)
Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview (youtube)
The Mafia Is Trashing Italy... Literally (Part 1) (youtube)
Karen Tse: How to Stop Torture (video)
War Documentaries
Don Quixote of the jungle: Amazon: Last call (youtube)
Department of Isolated Indians
The Pipe (2012) (hulu)
Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy (vimeo)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (youtube)
The Peacewalker Ashin Sopaka is a Burmese exile (vimeo)
People & Power - Goodbye Indonesia (youtube)
Street Politics 101 (vimeo) 
"I don't like the destruction of public property, protesters should use more intelligent methods."
Freedom Riders (wiki)
Freedom Riders Documentary (pbs)
Mahatma Gandhi (wiki)
Gandhi (1982) (youtube)
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (youtube)
Cesar Chavez (youtube) - Community Service Organization

Our Generation - Full length version (2010, 73min) Australia's horrific abuse of Aboriginal People
Utopia (2013 - 1:51) The oldest continuous human culture in the world is the first people of Australia, are suffering from a
suppressed colonial past and rapacious present day abuses. An investigation by John Pilger.
Abuses of American Indians - Native Americans
Boniface Mwangi: The Day I Stood Up  Alone (video)
The Term: Opposing Putin (2014 - 52 min.)
Will Potter: The Shocking move to Criminalize Non-Violent Protest (video)
How to Change the World Movie Mind Bomb
Owned & Operated 1:48:06
Published on Apr 15, 2012
Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony (10/16/2012  |  1 hr. 21 min.)
Revealing the reality in Western Sahara. Morocco needs to stop violating the Human Rights of the Sahrawi People where nearly 200,000 are living in Refugee Camps, some have been living in exile for over 40 years.
Pirate for the Sea is the biography of Paul Watson, the most influential ocean environmental activist ever.
(08/30/2008 | 1 hr. 41 min.)  "The most powerful weapon in the world, as far as I'm concerned, is the camera."
Activist Facts
Eco-Action

Say No to Palm Oil. The industry is linked to major issues such as Deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses in the countries where it is produced, as the land and forests must be cleared for the development of the oil palm plantations. According to the World Wildlife Fund, an area the equivalent size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production. This large-scale deforestation is pushing many species to extinction, and findings show that if nothing changes species like the orangutan could. Climate Focus

Saying No to Red Meat also has similar benefits as not buying products with palm oil, not eating red meat is also healthier for you, and the planet.

Don't Eat Bananas from Chiquita or Dole
Banana Land - Blood, Bullets & Poison (English)  Banana Land Movie Website 
United Fruit Company (UFC) exploits the land and the people.  Banana Republic
United Fruit paid the right-wing United Self Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)
United Fruit Company mass-murder in Columbia Banana Massacre
United Fruit encompasses all Chiquita, Dole, and Fresh Express brands. Chiquita Corruption blogspot    Corpwatch
DBCP Soil fumigant formerly used in American agriculture. Mancozeb   Fungicide    Occidental Petroleum   Banana (wiki)
Social, Economic, and Environmental Issues: Workers are exposed to harmful chemicals that have carcinogenic properties causing high rates of cervical cancer, testicular cancer, Male infertility and leukemia in non-organic banana farms.
The pesticides used to grow on non-organic banana crops permeate the drainage ditches and rivers. At least 25% of pesticides sprayed on bananas miss their mark and land in farms, ponds, or streams.
90% of Costa Rica’s reefs have been killed by pesticides used to grow non-organic bananas.
In Costa Rica, the banana industry is one of the largest job industries in the nation. However, the government allows companies to hire workers for no more than 3 months, meaning at least 70% or workers don’t receive health, social security, and vacation benefits. With decreased job security comes the higher rates of alcoholism, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and prostitution in poor banana communities.  Eating Bananas  Fair-Trade 
Costa Rican produced bananas generate 550-700 million dollars when exported to the United States. The corporations keep almost all of this money, generating nearly no money for the countries who grow them.
Bananas crops require Costa Rican marshlands to be drained, removing tropical plants and wildlife, etc. This depletes the land of nutrients to form a “homogenous chemical landscape.” 18 tree species are now extinct. 
Increased rates of deforestation in Central America and the Caribbean because of the increased demand for bananas worldwide.



Cops gone Bad


The Dangers of Protesting. Not all Cops Attack Civilians, but sadly there are a few that will. What is really disturbing is how police, who have sworn duty to the constitution, can disrespect their uniform and their country by becoming criminals and puppets for corporations, it's like the police have been brainwashed.  

Need to Improve Training
Justice System Crimes and Abuse (police partners in crime)
Civil Liberties - Filming Police

Rule of Law is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, as opposed to being governed by arbitrary decisions of individual government officials, who mostly represent wealthy scumbags. It primarily refers to the influence and authority of law within society, particularly as a constraint upon behaviour, including behaviour of government officials.

Police Oath

Rules of Engagement define the circumstances, conditions, degree, and manner in which the use of force, or actions which might be construed as provocative, may be applied.

Disturbance Control Manual is used to deny people human rights and freedoms. Disturbance Control Manual should be about protecting citizens and people, and not used to attack people and citizens.

Parallel Construction is a law enforcement process of building a parallel—or separate—evidentiary basis for a criminal investigation in order to conceal how an investigation actually began.

Arresting Children

Police Brutality is one of several forms of police misconduct, which include: false arrest; intimidation; racial profiling; political repression; surveillance abuse; sexual abuse; and police corruption.

Police Misconduct refers to inappropriate or illegal actions taken by police officers in connection with their official duties.

Dereliction of Duty is a service member who is derelict has willfully refused to perform his duties (or follow a given order) or has incapacitated himself in such a way that he cannot perform his duties.

Assault is an attempt to initiate harmful or offensive contact with a person, or a threat to do so. It is distinct from battery, which refers to the actual achievement of such contact.

Police Accountability: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (youtube) 
Policeman Murders Homeless Man During Camping Arrest (youtube)
Dashcam Shows Cop Tasering Teen Bryce Masters Into A Coma (youtube)
Rampant INjustice v2 (youtube)
Documentaries
Connecticut's police used Tasers 650 times in 2015.

Black men were about three times more likely to be Tased than simply warned. For Latino men, it was over 40 percent more likely to be Tased than warned. For white men, the chance of being Tased or warned were about the same.
Police claim that Tasers are a tool that's used to gain compliance for people being uncooperative.
Lack of Training

Excessive Force by a law enforcement officer(s) is a violation of a person's constitutional rights. The use of force greater than that which a reasonable and prudent law enforcement officer would use under the circumstances is generally considered to be excessive.
Shoot to Kill
Murder
Kidnapping - Arrest
Torture
Tear Gas
Mace Spray
Pepper Spray
Rubber Bullets
M84 Stun Grenade

Special Prosecutor

Pinkerton's have never really gone away. 
Special police officers like the two that killed Alonzo are not quite full police officers, but they’re more than security guards. They are a private police force, empowered to make arrests and carry guns. But because they work for private contractors and not public agencies, their actions are often shrouded in mystery. Today, D.C. has 120 private companies that employ 16,580 law enforcement agents: 7,720 special officers along with 8,860 guards, stationed at apartment buildings, colleges, commercial buildings, and hospitals, compared to approximately 3,700 MPD officers in the city. Some are stationed in D.C. government buildings, including the Wilson Building, where the mayor and city council member’s offices are located. And 4,523 of those special officers are armed. History does not repeat itself, it's just that ignorant people are still being raised

The Miami Model of police tactics are basically turning our police into American Born Terrorists. These defectors of the U.S. Constitution are The New ISIS, which stands for Ignorant Scumbags Irritating Society. When you deny Americans the Right to Peacefully Protest, you are asking for a Revolution. And revolutions never ends well for the scumbags in power, or for anyone.
But this new American Revolution will be like no other revolution before. Peace will prevail and true democracy will be restored.

The Trouble I've Seen investigations of three harrowing civil rights cold cases (youtube)
Northeastern University 

62 incidents of video footage contradicting an officer’s statement in a police report or testimony. From traffic stops to fatal force, these cases reveal how cops are incentivized to lie — and why they get away with it.

Stephen Coleman: The Moral Dangers of Non Lethal Weapons (video)
Should Cops only be allowed to have Guns?

US Violates Chemical Weapons Convention (wiki)
Use of Force By and Against Victorian Police (PDF)

Drone Attacks on Americans
Counter-insurgency
Political Prisoner
Operation Condor 

Stand Your Ground Law
Justifiable Homicide

Self Defense
Vigilante

Social Justice
Legal Help

Disorderly Conduct - Breach of the Peace

Probable Cause is having clear empirical evidence and not assumptions or beliefs or hunches, or biased reasoning. Empirical evidence is information that justifies a belief in the truth or falsity of a claim. Based on facts, a quantifiable formulation of the problem, rationality, and probability. This can only come from intelligent training. one can claim to have knowledge only when one has a true belief based on empirical evidence.

Reasonable Suspicion is less than probable cause, the legal standard for arrests and warrants, but more than an "inchoate and unparticularized suspicion or 'hunch'"; it must be based on "specific and articulable facts", "taken together with rational inferences from those facts", and the suspicion must be associated with the specific individual. Proof

Constitutionality is the condition of acting in accordance with an applicable constitution; the status of a law, a procedure, or an act's accordance with the laws or guidelines set forth in the applicable constitution. When one of these (laws, procedures, or acts) directly violates the constitution, it is unconstitutional. All the rest are considered constitutional until challenged and declared otherwise.

A Priori and a Posteriori

GOWISELY
G: Grounds for the search
O: Object the officer is searching for
W: Warrant, particularly if the officer is in plain clothes
I: Identification, proof that the officer is indeed a police officer!
S: Station to which the officer is attached to
E: Entitlement, any citizen being searched by a police officer is entitled to copies of all paperwork
L: Legislation, the legal power which gives the officer the right to stop and search
Y: YOU are being detained for the search or for the purpose of…essentially informing the citizen in no uncertain terms the purpose and nature of the search.

Things that Cops are trained to look for besides the color of your skin
If you have an air freshener or if you smell nice you're hiding drugs. If you have Religious stickers or American flags you're hiding drugs. If you have more then one cell phone you're hiding drugs. If you have tools in the car you're hiding drugs. If you have shinny clean tires you're hiding drugs. if you're driving a Rental Car you're hiding drugs. If you're driving the speed limit you're on drugs. TSA has even more insane rules for ignorant reasons attacking peoples rights and freedoms

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue.

Forward Looking Infrared Camera

List of Killings by Law Enforcement officers in the United States (wiki)
Five Thirty Eight
Crime Stats
Punishment Failures

Nationally between 300 and 400 people are killed each year because of pursuits.
Pursuit Safety
Star Chase


"Violence can never bring an end to violence, all it can do is provoke more violence." (Mahatma Gandhi)

"What you don't know can't hurt you? Oh yes it can! So don't be a fool, ignorance is bliss until it hits you in the face.

"Don't blame the police or our military, for they are mostly following orders from criminals They are after all, our fellow citizens, and we stand united under the U.S. Constitution, the one before the year 2000, and before the changes we still need to correct."

Please remember that not all cops are a**holes. Some cops were a**holes before they became cops, and other cops became a**holes because their minds were corrupted by the power of authority, and some were just influenced by other a**holes they associated with, because for some reason, being an a**hole is acceptable behavior in certain areas of public service. This is also the same for some prosecutors, lawyers, judges, politicians and other people who pretend to care about society. And sadly, the ones who are not a**holes end up leaving public service jobs, mostly because no one wants to work for, or work with, a**holes. So the number of a**holes in public service increases, while the number of good people in public service decreases. So we have to change the laws that protect a**holes so that they are fired immediately, or at least given a chance to rehabilitate themselves. We also need to educate our children fully so that they will never grow up to be an a**hole, no matter what they chose to do in their life. After all, only ignorant people become full fledged a**holes. Smart people, or people with good common sense, never become a**holes. They may act like ones temporarily and occasionally, but they definitely know better, thus, good or smart people never become full-fledged a**holes. And thank God that we have more good people then bad ones. So when that time finally does come, good people will come together to do what's right. In the mean time there are many things involved in creating a good conscience, things that we can easily teach at school, that's if we improve the curriculum, of course.

"I have met good cops and I have met bad cops, and depending where you are, the ratio between bad and good can change."

"I don't call cops as*holes, I call as*holes as*holes, if that person happens to be a cop, then that's just a coincidence."

Lorde - Team, And you know we're on each other's team, I'm kind of over gettin' told to throw my hands up in the air

Service Oaths


More A**hole Behaviors by the Police

Highway Robbery

Asset Forfeiture or Highway Robbery?
Stop and Seize: Civil Forfeiture and Cash Seizures police robbing citizens

Profits from Poverty 
Law Enforcement is more about Generating Revenue then it is about keeping people safe.

Cops Now Using Prepaid Card Readers to Rob Motorists of Digital Funds on Roadside
Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD)

Prisons and Poor People

Police officers are forced to issue tickets and arrest people to meet quotas. Officers forced to meet a certain number of citations or arrests for promotion, and to avoid discipline. Police chiefs have admitted setting compulsory targets for handing out speeding tickets.  
Ticket Quota (wiki)
Random Checkpoint (wik)

Cars that get the most traffic tickets:
1. Lexus ES 300 - 33 percent
2. Nissan 350Z - 33 percent
3. Dodge Charger SE/SXT - 32 percent
4. Volkswagen Jetta GL- 31 percent
5. Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS/LT - 31 percent
6. Mazda 3S - 30 percent
7. Volkswagen GTI - 30 percent
8. Dodge Stratus SXT - 30 percent
9. Acura 3.0s - 30 percent
10. Toyota Tacoma - 30 percent

Cars that get the least amount of traffic tickets:
1. Buick Encore - 3 percent
2. Lexus IS350 - 3 percent
3. Acura ILX - 6 percent
4. Cadillac ATS - 6 percent
5. Chevrolet Express - 8 percent
6. Cadillac Escalade - 8 percent
7. GMC Savana - 9 percent
8. Audi A3 2-Series - 9 percent
9. BMW 320I - 10 percent
10. Land Rover Range Rover - 11 percent

How License-Plate Readers Have Helped Police and Lenders Target the Poor. LPR Cameras can capture up to 1,800 license plates a minute during day or night, across four lanes of traffic and at speeds up to 150 miles per hour. Those scans are stored in databases and can be searched by license plate number, turning up photos every sighting of a particular vehicle—including the time and location of each sighting. But it’s not just police who use automatic license-plate reading technology. Cameras like these, which usually cost between 20 and 30 thousand dollars, are used to process fees on toll roads across the country, keep track of customers in parking lots and garages, and trawl city streets for cars whose owners are behind on payments and flag the vehicles for repossession. Vigilant said its dataset contained more than 3 billion scans, and was growing at a rate of more than 100 million scans a month. Since then, the dataset has grown dramatically: A Vigilant spokesperson said Friday that the dataset now includes 4.2 billion sightings, and is growing at a rate of 120 million data points a month.
According to a 2013 report from the American Civil Liberties Union, just 2,000 in every million license-plate scans in Maryland actually raise a red flag. And most of those hits have to do with registration issues or emissions violations—just 47 in a million are connected to a serious crime. 

Predictive Policing refers to the usage of mathematical, predictive and analytical techniques in law enforcement to identify
potential criminal activity.  How about their own criminal activity?  And how is this not Prejudice or Biased?

Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory (youtube)  Feb 2015 class action lawsuit against the municipalities in Ferguson. Ferguson was sued for municipal fines & jailing those who can't pay. Municipal scheme designed to brutalize, to punish, and to profit. Ferguson raked in $2.6 million in court fines and fees, mostly related to traffic violations and other minor offenses  21 percent of its total budget. The city of 21,000 residents had the highest number of arrest warrants in the state relative to its population size, or 1,500 warrants per 1,000 people. Suits were filed by lawyers from Equal Justice Under Law, ArchCity Defenders, and the Saint Louis University School of Law
Prof. Brendan Roediger Civil Litigation Clinic
Civil Litigation Clinic

PORT ARTHUR, Texas is one of the poorest cities in Texas, with poverty and unemployment rates around double the state’s average. Traffic fines have soared, from $750,000 in 2006 up to as high as $2.1 million in 2012 before settling, most recently, at $1.5 million. But people who cannot afford to pay their fines — which can run to a thousand dollars or more — often wind up behind bars, leading to a great disparity in the consequences of traffic tickets on people’s lives. 1,500 people were booked into lockup for unpaid traffic fines. While black people make up only 40% of the overall population, and are ticketed at about that rate, they accounted for about 70% of the arrests for these citations in 2014 about 1,300 people have spent three days or more in jail for traffic tickets, and about 75% of those people were black. Some judges across Texas routinely ignore basic state and federal laws meant to protect people from getting jailed simply because they’re too poor to pay their fines. License plate recognition software is often touted as a way to catch terrorists, dangerous fugitives on the run, and stolen cars. But Port Arthur and many other departments around the country use it for a less extreme, but more lucrative purpose, to pull over people who owe debts to the city municipal court, demanding, in many cases, that they either pay up or go to jail.

Three-quarters of all stops by Newark Police deemed unconstitutional. An investigation found that city police officers had no constitutional basis for 75% of the pedestrian stops they conducted in recent years. It also determined that officers often used excessive force during arrests but underreported the level of force used.  "a**holes"   
Punishment Failures

There were 30,057 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2013, in which 32,719 deaths occurred. That's 92 people were killed on the roadways of the U.S. each day, and 30 of those 92 people in the U.S. die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver as one of the possible factors in the cause of the crash. So if the majority of crashes are not cause by alcohol, then why do we tolerate Sobriety Checkpoints?  
Legal Rights

David Stojcevski, a 32-year-old man from Roseville, Michigan, died in the Macomb County Jail last June after being arrested for failing to pay a $772 traffic ticket. A 24-hour camera mounted in Stojcevski's cell shows that he was stripped naked and denied medications that have been prescribed to him. He withered away for 17 days until his death, as police did nothing.

How Traffic Courts Drive Inequality in California (PDF)  It's classic predatory behavior: target those who are least able to resist. Poor people go to jail, rich people go to lawyers. Four million suspended driver licenses in California. The poor are punished under our current regressive system. This is exacerbated by the targeting of vehicles in low-income areas. This leads to a cycle of debt and the destruction of the economic vitality of these areas and people.
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Ronald J Brockmeyer, is accused of fixing traffic tickets for himself and associates, and was a driving force behind using fines and fees to generate revenue while inflicting a punishing regime of fines and fees on the city’s residents, also owes more than $170,000 in unpaid taxes.  
Another example of ignorant people doing ignorant things for Money

Police were shaking down kids at school until people finally complained enough to change ignorant procedures..

"Failure to Obey" Documentary on Checkpoint Refusal (full movie) (youtube)
Constitution Free Zone
Border Search Exception
I wouldn't recommend doing this, but I'm glad that people are reminding officers of our constitutional rights. It's very sad that people are forced to do this and put their lives in danger. Because police should know our constitutional rights.

Against the law to feed people in need
Another law that forces Cops to be as*holes to the Public. It's now against the law to feed people in need. What ignorant morons passed this law? 90-Year-Old Man, 2 Pastors Faces Charges For Feeding Homeless Under New Ordinance

The broken windows theory of policing suggested that cleaning up the visible signs of disorder — like graffiti, loitering, panhandling, and prostitution — would prevent more serious crime as well. That's like firemen using gasoline to put out fires, complete ignorance. Not to say that making towns look nice is bad, but you don't fix a problem by making a problem look pretty, or by attacking people trying to live in a system that is corrupted, so you attack victims instead of the perpetrators, nice work scumbags.

Setup
Trevor Aaronson: How this FBI Strategy is actually creating U.S. Based Terrorists (video) 
Entrapment is a practice whereby a law enforcement agent induces a person to commit a criminal offence that the person would have otherwise been unlikely to commit. It "is the conception and planning of an offence by an officer, and his procurement of its commission by one who would not have perpetrated it except for the Trickery, Persuasion or Fraud of the officer.
False Flag
Sting Operation is a deceptive operation designed to catch a person committing a crime. A typical sting will have a law enforcement officer or cooperative member of the public play a role as criminal partner or potential victim and go along with a suspect's actions to gather evidence of the suspect's wrongdoing. Even mass media journalists resort to sting operations to record video and broadcast to expose criminal activity.
Frameup or setup, is the act of framing someone, that is, providing false evidence or false testimony in order to falsely prove someone guilty of a crime.
Flawed Testimony
Mollen Commission, Sometimes Cops Lie, in 59 disciplinary cases involving a false official statement where the officer was found guilty. Of those, 41 kept their jobs.   
Fraud - Scams - Con Jobs - Lying
Obstruction of Justice

The government makes up crimes to catch criminals, but what if they’re not criminals, and they're just people who are desperate and hungry? 
Al Jazeera Investigates - Informants (youtube)
Attacks by Extremists and other Criminals

Do some people become cops just so that they can murder someone without getting into trouble? It seems that racism is one of the police requirements, or are they forced to be racists? People can do some really stupid things when have other people watching their back. That's the main reason why a lot of corrupt people get away with committing crimes. The reasons why we don't see more politicians or corporate leaders going to jail is because it's easy to get away with being a criminal when you have the people who are responsible for arresting criminals, told to look the other way. It's time to wake up people, it's time to start learning, it's time to start doing. It's time.

Why do the Police Allow Rapists to get Away and continue to rape more people?

Guardian analysis reveals district attorneys cleared colleagues in more than 200 cases in 2015, how investigations into police killings really work.

Black on Black Violence is the result of economic oppression and segregation, where you have blacks fighting each other for survival, which has happened to most races throughout history.  Civil War   Domestic Violence
But black on black violence is still not as bad as "white against the world violence", where politicians and corporate leaders kill thousands everyday. 
Corporate Takeover of America Timeline
Corporate Takeover of America's Education System

# Black Lives Matter: A New Generation Of US Civil Rights Activists (youtube, Dec 22, 2015,  57:24 mins.)
Join Campaign Zero
# campaign zero
We the Protesters

Nuisance Abatement refers to using building codes, fire codes, zoning, etc. in order to improve the quality of life and resolve life safety issues within neighborhoods.
Nuisance Abatement Actions Almost Exclusively Target Homes in Minority Neighborhoods
The NYPD Is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even If They Haven’t Committed a Crime.

Straight Outta Compton is a great film. I was wondering if American Indians made similar music that talked about how they too are murdered and victimized by our government and by people of authority. American Indians with Attitudes "AIWA"
Drezus - Warpath (Directed by Stuey Kubrick) (youtube)
Expressing your anger about how you are victimized and killed does not incite violence, it brings awareness of violence perpetrated by criminals in our government and by people of authority.

Children who are born in New Orleans zip code 70124, which is 93 percent white, can expect to live a full 25 years longer than children born in New Orleans zip code 70112, which is 60 percent black. Children born in Washington, DC's wealthy Maryland suburbs can expect to live a full 20 years longer than children born in its downtown neighborhoods.
The Racial Politics of time: Brittney Cooper


Major As*Holes
The St. Louis County Police Department has stocked up on tear gas, less-lethal ammunition and plastic handcuffs in anticipation of massive protests in the suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. The police department has spent $172,000 since August on gear for dealing with protesters, reported by Jon Swaine of The Guardian. The report shows that the St. Louis County police have purchased "650 teargas grenades, smoke-and-gas grenades, smoke canisters and 'hornets nest' CS sting grenades, which shoot out dozens of rubber bullets and a powdered chemical agent upon detonation," at a cost of nearly $25,000. Sgt. Brian Schellman, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, provided a breakdown of the spending in an email to The Huffington Post. The department has also spent $7,740 on 1,500 "sock rounds," or beanbag rounds, and $10,200 on 6,000 pepper balls rounds, which sting the eyes and nose when they hit at a protester. Roughly $77,000 went toward 235 helmets, 25 new batons and 60 pairs of shin guards. The county has purchased 2,000 plastic "flex" handcuffs, which cost just over a dollar each. In addition, the department has put aside $50,000 to repair damaged police vehicles.

Sparta is out of control, and we all know how that stories ends. 
Spending more on Punishment then Education is criminal and irresponsible.
You've lost your F*cking Minds.

"The U.S. has more jails than colleges. There are more people living in prisons than on college campuses. So we are spending more money, time and resources on punishing people then we are educating people." 

Excessive Force Against Minorities

Police are making edits on Wikipedia pages on Bell, Garner, Diallo, edits were traced to 1 Police Plaza

A Grand Jury would have to be ignorant or corrupted in order to claim Probable Cause for using Deadly Force? Especially when other options were available to the person who was the instigator of the crime. So the action is between Manslaughter and 1st Degree Murder, which is illegal. If a cop is not trained enough to handle a situation, then you don't give that cop a gun, or authority, you give that cop more education and more training. The right to bare arms is not a reason to give an idiot a gun. It's irresponsible and extremely dangerous to give anyone the authority to use deadly excessive force, without the proper training and education that proves they have the ability to communicate effectively, as well as the ability to control anger and insecurities. Just doing their job does not include assault, harassment or murder. If you approach someone, it becomes your responsibility. And if you cannot handle the responsibility, then you should not approach someone. There is always more then one way to solve a problem, but you need knowledge, training and experience. And if do not have these abilities, then you should call for assistance and look for someone who has more experience, and more knowledge then you.

Essays on Police Violence
Wrongful Death Claim
Impunity
Internal Affairs
St. Louis Cop 

Grand juries are a joke. Grand juries are too many times being used as a weapon against people. They are too easily controlled and manipulated, which make them ineffective and criminal. That is why we made Bribing Public Officials and Jury Tampering a crime. Grand juries need to be fixed. We can no longer use them for protecting the law, or protecting peoples rights. Grand jury decisions should be ignored because they are corrupted and unfounded. Grand juries have blood on their hands for encouraging officers to commit murder and incite violence. Grand juries also show no respect for people, and the law, which they are supposed to have. Grand juries need to be indicted for encouraging murder, and inciting violence, which is also forcing people to protest. Hand it down, hand it down.  Federal Prosecution of public corruption in the United States 

Baltimore has paid millions more in police-misconduct settlements over the last four years than other similarly-sized cities like Fort Worth and Austin, Texas. Notably, 63 percent of Baltimore’s population is black, compared with Fort Worth's 19 percent and Austin’s 8 percent. Chicago is an outlier, with a disproportionately high number of lawsuits and settlements for
the size of its black population (32 percent). 
Muck Rock

Police work is stressful and dangerous. We need more people involved in making our police safer, and we need more ways of making police work a lot less stressful.

126 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Nationwide in 2014
Officer Fatalities Data

More Communication and Less Extermination

Commanders from the largest U.S. police departments are saying that..officers generally receive far too little training in de-escalating conflict and often are embedded in a culture that encourages them to rapidly resort to physical force. Many police agencies give officers extensive training on how to shoot a gun, but officers spend "much less time" learning the "importance of de-escalation tactics and Crisis Intervention strategies for dealing with mentally ill persons, homeless persons, and other challenging situations." 

Crisis Intervention Training
Crisis Intervention Team Training, or C.I.T 
Anger Management
Prisons

Operation Ceasefire (wiki) 

There is even proof that more communication works.

Researchers found that officers who wore cameras used force less often — incidents dropped by more than 50 percent.

Cops have to say no, No more Weapons. We need better communication, and we need better education. We can't force cops to do the dirty work for ignorant and criminal politicians, it just makes things worse.

I love being a police officer, but we need reform (video and text)  put an end to stinking thinking.

Why not shoot to injure instead of shoot to kill? Shooting to Wound should be considered especially with children, or unarmed people, or people who are running away, or people who are just standing there. WTF, is killing the witness part of the training?

So the problem is obvious, if you train cops to shot more then to talk more, then more people get shot. So if we train cops on how to communicate more effectively, without having to shoot and harm people, then you will have less killing and a lot less abuse by the police. Problem solved, next! 
Mental Health Training
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mental Health (HBO) (youtube)

too little training

Use of Force Continuum UoF (wiki)
Use of Force (wiki)
Use of Force
Police Executive Research Forum


The NYPD paid over $428 million in settlements over the last five years (2014)

Cops Are 21 Times More Likely To Kill Black Teens Than White Teens Clint Smith: How to Raise a Black Son in America 

Centers for Disease Control. 100 men described as suicidal have been killed by police in 2015, compared with just three women. Sixty-nine percent of all those killed were white, 9% were black and 12% were Latino, in contrast to proportions seen in the general count of 47% white, 26% black and 14% Latino. The median age of those who died was 39, higher than the median of 35 across all police killings. Justifiable Homicide is debatable, Self Defense or Murder?

According to the Nationwide Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation in 2013, 63 officers have died on the job this year compared to 45 at the same time last year -- a 40 percent increase. Twenty-three of those deaths were due to firearm-related incidents, a 53 percent increase from the same time last year. 
Crime Stats


Police officers Killed on Duty


Causes of Death of Police Officers


Killings by Law Enforcement Officers in the United States
2015 (listed: 483)
2014 (listed: 630)
2013 (listed: 343)
2012 (listed: 608)
2011 (listed: 166)
2010 (listed: 285)
People Killed by Police in 2016 in the U.S.
More Crime Stats


Spending more on Punishment then Education


Of course not all Cops are Bad:

I have met some really nice police officers, so it's not that unusual for police to be nice people. But of course not everyone you meet is going to be nice, no matter who they are or what they do for work.

They should make The Andy Griffith Show part of Police Training.
Andy Griffith Show (youtube)

A Michigan cop bought a mother a booster seat instead of writing a ticket for an unsecured child riding in her car. 

"So you see there is still some hope"
Cop Score 

More Compassion and Less Shooting

Officer buys eggs for woman caught shoplifting to feed family (NPR)  
Instead Of Charging Him For Shoplifting, Officer Helps Single Dad Feed His Baby.  Nice Cop   Nice People

While Nicaragua's neighbors have embraced so-called "mano dura" or iron fist policies, Nicaragua has taken a softer approach. Nicaragua, the poorest of the bunch and with just as bloody a history, is one of the safest countries in the hemisphere. Analysts say it has to do with its approach to fighting crime.

Jeffrey Brown: How we cut Youth Violence in Boston by 79 Percent (video)

OAS - Organization of American States: Democracy for peace, security, and development.

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable"  (John F. Kennedy)
John F. Kennedy Speech (April 27, 1961) (youtube)  Part 2

All Police and all Military Personal must know what side they're on? You are defenders of the Constitution. Please don't let your Patriotism or your Duty be exploited by Politicians... A Message for all of Humanity ~ Charlie Chaplin (youtube) 

“Whoever, to whatever purpose or extent, Initiates the use of Force, is a killer acting on the premise of death in a manner wider than murder: the premise of destroying man's capacity to live.” (John Galt Atlas Shrugged (Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,023)

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Elie Wiesel

Red Light Cameras Money Making Scam disguised as a method to make Driving Safer.

DIY justice: Mexico town expels cops, reclaims forest from illegal loggers

Military Equipment for Local Police


Range-R Can see a body through walls of a building
AOtactical Radar Device sees through walls
Memex 

The Excessive Militarization of American Policing:  62 percent of SWAT raids were for the purpose of conducting drug searches. SWAT raids are directed disproportionately against people of color — 30 percent of the time the "race of individual people impacted" was black, 11 percent of the time Latino, 20 percent white and 30 percent unknown. Armored personnel vehicles that local law enforcement agencies have received through grants from the Department of Homeland Security are most commonly used for drug raids and not school shootings and terrorist situations.  PDF
Transcanada was Caught Training Police to treat Nonviolent Protesters as Terrorists 

Instead of militarization and getting involved in an arms race, police should be more actively involved in the communities they serve. They need to work more closely with the public to develop trust. They need to work with community leaders to actually improve neighborhood conditions and become role models within communities that are more at risk to develop extremists. That is how we will defeat extremism in the USA. More bullets and more bombs won't work.

Why do ignorant people call these Military Weapons Free?  Do guns fall from the sky you morons? No, they don't. 

2013, 82 percent of Terrorism were in one of five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.
The war on Terrorism has actually created more Terrorism, which was the plan after all, to create a war that feeds itself, so that scumbags can profit from the war, while creating instability in countries that can be exploited.  

Terrorism Deaths in 15 Years

Obesity Costs UK More Than War And Terrorism.


Protecting yourself against Tear Gas
Security forces are legally allowed to use tear gas for crowd control, but there are strict international guidelines around their use and the way they may be deployed against civilians for crowd control.
Journalists covering demonstrations should be aware of the effects of tear gas and how to – and not to – effectively respond to their effects.
How does tear gas work?
Typical RCAs (Riot Control Agents - such as tear gas) are usually delivered by either a spray or a grenade cannister fired from a baton gun. The canisters themselves can be hazardous as they usually generate a lot of heat and will cause nasty burns if handled. If they are fired at close range, they can cause serious damage a person’s body and have resulted in death. French
photographer Lucas Mebrouk Dolega was hit by a police tear gas canister while covering a protest in Tunisia in 2011 and subsequently died.
When chemicals used in tear gas react with moisture it causes a burning sensation, meaning that the eyes, skin and lungs are extremely susceptible. Oil-based creams, sunscreens and make-up will also absorb tear gas, so avoid wearing these when covering protests where it might be used.
Tear gas attacks the lungs, so if you suffer from any respiratory diseases, including asthma, you should seriously consider the potentially dangerous effects this may have on your condition.
Streaming and burning of eyelids and throat as well as excessive coughing are all reactions to tear gas. An excess of mucus coming from the nose, eyelids and throat is also common. People often report that they feel disorientated and dizzy just after breathing it in.
The effects usually wear off within an hour, although the feeling of burning and highly irritated skin may persist for hours.
How to protect yourself
A gas mask (often called a respirator) is the best tool to protect yourself. They are not cheap, but they'll allow you to cover the story safely. They are subject to export licenses in some countries, so ensure you have the correct paperwork to travel with them. A gas mask consists of a rubber mask, with a canister and filter fitted to the side. It is fitted to the size and shape of your face, and you should not assume that yours will fit someone else. Ensure you have a spare canister, as they do need changing after a set numbers of hours (this depends on the make and model of the gas mask, as well as how long you use it for).
If you already have a gas mask, make sure it is working properly and is correctly fitted. Any masks purchased online or in military surplus stores should be checked by an expert to ensure they work correctly. The next best thing after a gas mask is an Escape Hood, which is cheaper and is not subject to the same export rules. You can also use a builder's respirator that covers your nose and mouth – but make sure that you use appropriate filters. Failing that, a dust mask for DIY and building and airtight goggles will provide some degree of protection.
Myths and misconceptions
Sometimes, it's hard to see through the cloud of myths surrounding tear gas protection. Reports, photographs and videos show protesters using improvised methods to counter the crippling effects – including tying plastic bottles and even bras to their faces.
While they make for an amusing photo, these are not effective ways of countering this non-lethal chemical weapon. INSI spoke to chemical weapons experts SecureBio about other home made methods – which should be avoided!

1. Soaking a bandana or cloth in apple-cider vinegar and tightly covering your mouth with it. Why should it be avoided?
The acid contained in the vinegar does not provide enough, if indeed any, protection to counter the effects of tear gas.
2. Smearing lime or lemon juice on the inside of a cloth and tightly covering your mouth with it. Why should it be avoided?
This supposedly works on the same principal as the apple-cider vinegar, but again, should be avoided.
3. Soaking a bandana in water and tightly covering your mouth with it. Why should it be avoided?
Many RCAs come in the form of crystals, which react with water. Using small amounts of water (such as a wet handkerchief) immediately after exposure to CS gas is likely to reactivate these crystals and may prolong the effects.
4. Smashing up charcoal, lining a wet bandana with the dust and tightly covering your nose and mouth with it. Why should it be avoided? The charcoal supposedly filters out CS gas, but there is no evidence to support this.
5. Smearing toothpaste under your eyes. Why should it be avoided? As RCAs and toothpastes are made up from a wide range of chemicals, using various manufacturing methods, it is nearly impossible to accurately predict the reactions that would take place.
6. Sniffing a freshly cut onion. Why should this be avoided? Breaking an onion in half, sniffing it and getting it close to your eyes does not reduce the irritation, and it is likely to make you cry just as it does when you are peeling it.

What to do if you get tear gassed?
If you have a gas mask, or a mask and goggles, put them on. You may then be able to continue working in the gas. Be aware that you will still need to wash yourself and all clothes as the gas will remain on you, your clothes and your equipment.
If you have no protection, cover your mouth and nose with a handkerchief or cloth or use the inside of your coat jacket to protect the airway (the outside of your jacket is likely to be contaminated).
Stand in fresh air and allow the breeze, if there is one, to carry away the CS gas.
Keeping your arms outstretched will help CS gas to come off your clothing.
Try to get to high ground – most RCAs are heavier than air, so the highest concentrations tend to sit nearer to the ground.
Remember that the gas will impregnate clothing for many months after being contaminated, so any clothing that may have been contaminated should be immediately washed several times or totally discarded.
Remember that any exposed skin should be washed with soap and water. Shower first in cold water, then warm water. Do not bathe.
Remember that you should not rub your eyes or face, or this will reactivate any crystals.
How to Protect yourself from tear gas

"How can tear gas be legal for cops to use? What are we freaking animals? They use the word crowd control as if people are no longer human beings just because they're standing together. No one would ever say to themselves, "Hey I need some tear gas in my face because I'm having a little trouble controlling myself." You think parents should be allowed to use tear gas on their children when their kids get out of control? This is how insanely ignorant and criminal it is to allow police to attack protestors.
This not only demoralizes our police force, this also abuses citizens. You're destroying the trust and the respect that people should have for police. And the police are also forced to live in a constant contradiction, because they are attacking the people they took an oath to protect. Their job is stressful enough. Police should provide protection, and not provoke or antagonize people and make things worse. And since cops are citizens too, you're making citizens fight each other, like terrorism and genocides do. This is just Psychological Warfare, a very very sick game to play on innocent people. It seems that tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets are getaway drugs to murder. This law violates everyone. It's a disgrace. And it's time to amend, and mend." 

Protesters need training on how to protect themselves from the weapons that cops use against citizens, and also training on how to defend themselves against police attacks. 

Non Violence Training and Self-Defense 

It only takes a few undereducated people who are under some form of distress to cause a Riot. And this sometimes influences other people who would normally not participate in such ignorant behavior, to become irrational, and thus do irrational things. This is group behavior and Peer pressure at its worst. If some people get out of hand, then police should have a right to detain them, but no one else, because everyone else is Innocent. Police are not allowed approach people, or herd or Kettle people, or force people to move, or force violence upon people as if it were a War, because there is no reason that justifies that kind of action, none. (Rules need to be in writing and given to both the protesters and the police) ceremonially if you like. (Rules of Engagement and Human Rights must be defined and followed) These are more then just guidelines or rules, this keeps us from hurting each other and making things worse. People come together to talk and to be heard. People do not come together for violence or revenge. People come together for justice, democracy, and they come for Peace. But even though we get together in great numbers, we have still not yet found the right solutions that would finally solve the problems that have been plaguing society since the beginning. We have a Constitution but we don't have a Plan. We have no blueprint showing our path to a more improved future. We have nothing that shows all the steps that we are currently taking to improve our world, or do we have a clear explanation on how our actions and improvements will all work. We need this, we need this now.

Everyone has the right to speak their mind, good or bad, Of course the timing is important, as well as speaking loud enough and clear enough. But even then you still need to justify why you chose that particular moment to say the things that you did. When people are allowed to talk without interruption they can easily manipulate and mislead the listener because they don't have to explain or verify everything they say. We need more explanations and less implications. That is why a courtroom seems at times to work the best because people are allowed to object when people are misleading or fabricating evidence. "I object your honor" is a lot nicer then "f*ck you that's a f*cking lie and you know it."

Apps to Report Police Abuse:
Mobile App: Five-0
Video
Five-O! Rate & Review your local law enforcement

We know that cops are not morons and that cops can figure out proper ways to communicate more effectively with people. After all cops took an oath to protect people, not an oath to attack people. This is not a war, so why are cops turning these situations into a war? Is it a lack of training? Or are cops getting the wrong type of training? Or are cops just puppets controlled by psychopathic people in charge? Fighting fire with fire is ignorant and dangerous. And Judges who look the other way are accessories to this crime. The power to enforce the law does not include the power to punish people. It's as if you look at humans as wild animals, a subspecies to control. It's like you're part of a real life Stanford Prison Experiment, wakeup it's time to get back to reality. You also act like the kids from the story Lord of the Flies, you seem to have lost your mind a little. But you're not broken, you're just bent. So it's time to stand up straight and face the truth. Your methods are flawed and your reasoning is not inline with todays level of knowledge and understanding that we have in the world. Improvements must be made, we must keep order, but not by victimizing people. It's time to put away our childish ways. I bet a lot of the people in the justice system were abused as children by strict parents who believe that hitting a child is needed in order to teach a child, I guess if you were a ignorant parent that would be true. So why haven't you grown up yet? We are doing all that we can to teach you, so why don't you learn? We all learn, so I guess that we haven't found a way that would increase your understanding of the world. We have a lot of work to do, a lot of things need improving. Let the century of restoration begin.      Justice for Cecily

Mario Savio: The Operation of the Machine (youtube) 


Filming Police

"All of us, as we walk around, have to understand that we could be filmed, we could be taped," "But police officers above all others should be subject to This Kind of Filming because we have a duty to hold them accountable as powerful public servants."
(Deborah Jacobs, director of the ACLU chapter, commenting on police officers who harass people for filming them)
Dancing in Public is not against the Law?(youtube)
Videotaping Police (youtube)
Video Recording Police (youtube)
Strawman - The Nature of the Cage (OFFICIAL) (youtube)
Photographing Police (ACLU)
Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) (wiki)
National Geographic Surveillance (youtube)
San Diego Cop Fears Camera is Weapon (youtube) and you wonder why improving education is so important..
Bruno Torturra: Got a smartphone, start broadcasting
Ninja Media
Brutality

Since officers started wearing body cameras complaints against officers fell 88%, and the use of force dropped 60%.

"Cops are using broadly-written laws to violate the First Amendment rights of all American citizens. Police officers have also deleted incriminating video from cell phones and video equipment, which is a crime. And on top of that, the innocent people who have been illegally detained, arrested, sometimes jailed, with some paying expensive legal fees, their charges are almost always either subsequently dropped or dismissed in court. This is such a waste and abuse of authority that it is no doubt criminal.
And the police themselves rarely pay damages in law suits that are brought against them because of this, the taxpayers have to pay, so everyone in this country is a victim of this abuse of authority."

"Free and Open Discussion of Governmental Affairs"

How to Film Police and Protests  
Best Archive and Distribute Footage
Witness
Yvonne Ng (video)
Citizen Journalism

"Beijing in 2012 is spending $111 billion on its domestic security budget, which covers the police, state security, militia, courts and jails, which is now higher than its publicly disclosed military expenditure. The Paradox: If a country that is born from revolution, tries to stop future revolutions, will actually become less stable."  Put your Money in Education

We often see law enforcement overreach and target civilians in the name of protecting public safety when many more clear threats to public safety actually exist."   

Entrapment

"Isn't it weird how when a cop drives by you feel paranoid instead of protected."

"We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police."

The Senate voted on 11/29/11 to keep a controversial provision to let the military detain terrorism suspects on U.S. soil and hold them indefinitely without trial. The 16 who voted for the harsh detainee rules were Sens. Bob Casey (Pa.), Kent Conrad (N.D.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Daniel Inouye (Hawaii), Herb Kohl (Wis.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Carl Levin (Mich.), Joe Manchin (W. Va.), Clair McCaskill (Mo.), Robert Menendez (N.J.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Jack Reed (R.I.)Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.). National defense hawk and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) also voted in favor of the tougher language. Attacking our Constitution is a terrorist act. 
Treason - Rule of Law - Chomsky

If you knew how your representatives voted, you would never vote for them. But even then the system is rigged because you can't fire these criminal politicians and you have no good choices to vote for that would replace them. 
Habeas Corpus

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin Feb 17, 1775

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~ Abraham Lincoln 

Do our Civil Servants even know the meaning of Oath?
Oath
Police Oath
United States Uniformed Services Oath of Office
I will Support and Defend the Constitution of the United States against all Enemies, Foreign and Domestic.  
Soldier's Creed I will serve the people of the United States. I am a guardian of freedom. I am an expert and I am a professional.
Article II, Section I, of the Constitution "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." "So help me God.
Service Oaths

Trading with the Enemy Act - Espionage

Murder
Crimes Against Humanity

"You have to decide what you are, a Puppet or a Person?"  

Central Intelligence Agency CIA

America's Not the Greatest Country Any Longer... But It Can (youtube)



Military Expenditures


The United States spends about $700 Billion on Military Expenses or about 43% of the world's total. This does not include the $330 Billion in 2011 we spend on police or the $59 Billion plus we spend on Homeland Security

War Profiteering - Is the US is fighting in 74 nations?
The US has spent nearly $8 Trillion on national security since 9/11. Prisons cost America $74 Billion in 2007. 
U.S. arms sales to both developed and developing nations reached $66.3 billion last year, up from $21.4 billion in 2010.
Russia had the second highest weapon sales in 2011, sold $4.8 billion worth of arms.  

Military Budget - Info-Graphic - World War Spending Info-Graph

Russia spends about $59 Billion on military expenses, less than 10% of what the United States spends.
France spends about $59 Billion on military expenses. 
United Kingdom spends about $60 Billion on military expenses.
(Paranoid Imagination) Anger
China spends about $119 Billion on military expenses. 

Mafia Principle (youtube)
Social Impact
Military Exercise
Drug War

Total worldwide weapon sales nearly doubled to $85.3 billion in 2011, the U.S. is responsible for more than three-quarters of the global total. So what's the point of having Gun Control? We have better choices on how we spend our money.

Current Spending

The President does not control the largest Military in the world. That is another lie from powerful people who want to make the public believe that the president has control, this way people don't find out who's really in charge. The President is a puppet, and that makes all citizens even more powerless then they already are. Wake up people, we are on a need to know basis. We can't allow money and corruption to control our future, because as history has taught us, it always ends horrible. Time to break this cycle of collapse, it's our responsibility to control our future and our freedoms.

Military or armed forces, are forces authorized to use deadly force, and weapons, to support the interests of the state and some or all of its citizens. The task of the military is usually defined as defense of the state and its citizens, and the prosecution of war against another state.

Standing Army is a permanent, often professional, army. It is composed of full-time soldiers (who may be either career soldiers or conscripts) and is not disbanded during times of peace. It differs from army reserves, who are enrolled for the long term, but activated only during wars or natural disasters, and temporary armies, which are raised from the civilian population only during a war or threat of war and disbanded once the war or threat is over.

The Military Needs to Recruit 59,000 a Year

The Draft
Conscription is the compulsory enlistment of people in a national service, most often a military service. Conscription dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various names.
Conscription in the United States commonly known as the draft, has been employed by the federal government of the United States in four conflicts: the American Civil War; World War I; World War II; and the Cold War (including both the Korean and Vietnam Wars). The third incarnation of the draft came into being in 1940 through the Selective Training and Service Act. It was the country's first peacetime draft. From 1940 until 1973, during both peacetime and periods of conflict, men were drafted to fill vacancies in the United States Armed Forces that could not be filled through voluntary means. The draft was ended when the United States Armed Forces moved to an all-volunteer military force. However, the Selective Service System remains in place as a contingency plan; All male civilians between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register so that a draft can be readily resumed if needed.
Selective Service System is when all male U.S. citizens and male immigrant non-citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are required by law to have registered within 30 days of their 18th birthdays and must notify Selective Service within ten days of
any changes to any of the information they provided on their registration cards, like a change of address. A 2010 GAO report estimated the registration rate at 92% with the names and addresses of over 16.2 million men on file. However, the only audit of the addresses of registrants on file with the Selective Service System, in 1982, found that 20–40% of the addresses on file with the Selective Service System for registrants in the age groups that would be drafted first were already outdated, and up to 75% for those registrants in their last year of potential eligibility to be drafted would be invalid.

Conscientious Objector

Costa Rica's constitution has Forbidden a standing military since 1949.

List of Countries without Armed Forces (wiki)

A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels: Monica Araya (video and Interactive text)
When a country gets rid of their Military and Fossils fuels, Good things Happen.

Military Base is a facility directly owned and operated by or for the military or one of its branches that shelters military equipment and personnel, and facilitates training and operations.

US Military Bases around the World (over a 1,000 Military Bases in 130 Countries)

Modernizing Nuclear Weapons Warheads is not Disarming, it's Extremely Alarming


Military Spending


Nuclear Bombs Spending

Nuclear Bombs by Country



Racket

War is a Racket discusses how business interests commercially benefit (including war profiteering) from warfare. This 1935 book was writen by Smedley Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940)

"War is a Racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives."
"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents." 

War Profiteering is any person or organization that profits from warfare or by selling weapons and other goods to parties at war. Profiting from any industry or process that supplies a war or wars. Capitalism is a Racket.

More Corporate Crimes - Treason

"We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the Military-Industrial Complex." Dwight D Eisenhower Speech on Jan. 17, 1961.

Military Industrial Complex is an informal alliance between a nation's military and the defense industry which supplies it, seen together as a vested interest which influences public policy.

John F. Kennedy Speech, New York City, April 27, 1961 The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society;
JFK was Murdered on November 22, 1963, Dallas, Texas.

Banks profit from wars too. The people who Finance Wars are the people who make wars possible.

"A few profit and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it. You can't end it by disarmament conferences. You can't eliminate it by peace parleys at Geneva. Well-meaning but impractical groups can't wipe it out by resolutions. It can be smashed effectively only by taking the profit out of war." Famous Rants

"There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights."

The Empire Files - The Rise of History's Biggest Empire (youtube)
Abby Martin (wiki)

FUBAR is a military acronym for "F*cked Up Beyond All Reasoning", and Moral Principles, absolutely f*cking Crazy.
War is complete madness. It is the most ugliest and most despicable human flaw there is. Human Nature is to be good. We are born good. But this type of sickness comes from people not having enough knowledge and information, which we have clearly witnessed and measured. When humans are more knowledgeable and more informed, humans will always be good. That's because when people are more aware of what's Good and Bad, they will always seek peaceful solutions and seek the path of least effort and resistance, which is the basic function of all life on earth, it's just natural. So Education needs to improve, because these kind of things don't fix themselves, as we can clearly see.  We are better then this. It's time for an exit plan, a way out of this mess. Leave no one behind. It's time.


War is illegal 

Murder is illegal, so that makes War illegal. But just having a law does not stop a crime. You have to improve education if you want to stop crimes. And you also have to create a fair system that does not encourage crimes, or causes crimes to happen.

We Can Work It Out (youtube)
War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing! Say it Again (youtube)

Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human being with planning or plotting in advance with intention to commit to murder someone. Mens rea (guilty mind)
Homicide the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder occurs when one human being causes the death of another. Witness a Murder (video)
Manslaughter (Involuntary) is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, either expressed or implied.
Criminally Negligent Manslaughter where death results from serious negligence, or, in some jurisdictions, serious recklessness.
Mass Murder is the act of murdering a number of people, typically simultaneously or over a relatively short period of time and in close geographic proximity. Genocide - Terrorism
Executive Actions of the CIA refers to assassination operations. It is said that these operations may have been conducted by the CIA's Division D, a subsection of the agency's Directorate of Operations.
Warlord is a leader able to exercise military, economic, and political control over a subnational territory within a sovereign state due to his or her ability to mobilize loyal armed forces. These armed forces, usually considered militias, are loyal to the warlord rather than to the state regime. Warlords have existed throughout much of history, albeit in a variety of different capacities within the political, economic, and social structure of states or ungoverned territories.
Types of Killing (wiki)
Barbaric is being uncivilized savage. Wild and menacing. Criticize harshly or violently. Attack brutally and fiercely. Unrestrained and crudely rich. Rapacious. Excessively greedy and grasping.

Crimes Against Humanity are certain acts that are deliberately committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population or an identifiable part of a population. Crimes Against Humanity Initiative

Clandestine are actions conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods.
Coercion is the practice of forcing another party to act in an involuntary manner by use of intimidation or threats or some other form of pressure or force.
Posse Comitatus Act is to limit the powers of the federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies within the United States.

Tyranny is the arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; cruel and oppressive abuse of authority. Unjust severity of government on the part of any ruler. Tyranny of the Majority is used in discussing an inherent weakness in the system of pure direct democracy and majority rule. Tyranny of the majority involves a scenario in which a majority of an electorate places its own interests above, and at the expense and to the detriment of, those in the minority, where by that detriment constitutes active oppression comparable to that of a tyrant or despot. Fascism

War Crime is an act that constitutes a serious violation of the law of war that gives rise to individual criminal responsibility. Examples of war crimes include intentionally killing civilians or prisoners, torture, destroying civilian property, taking hostages, perfidy, rape, using child soldiers, pillaging, declaring that no quarter will be given, and using weapons that cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering.
Nuremberg Principles is determining what constitutes a war crime.
List of War Crimes (wiki)
List of Convicted War Criminals (wiki)

Law of War is a legal term of art that refers to the aspect of public international law concerning acceptable justifications to engage in war. Laws
United Nations Charter is a constituent treaty.

Kidnapping is the abduction or unlawful transportation of a person, usually to hold the person against his or her will.
Abduction is the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force.
Arrest s the act of depriving people of their liberty, usually in relation to an investigation or prevention of a crime, and thus detaining the arrested person in a procedure as part of the criminal justice system.
Siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by weakening peoples defenses by stopping food, water and other necessities, or assaulting.

Torture is the act of deliberately inflicting physical or psychological pain on an organism in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or compel some action from the victim. Torture, by definition, is a knowing and intentional act; deeds which unknowingly or negligently inflict pain without a specific intent to do so are not typically considered torture.
Anti Torture Act is an international human rights treaty, under the review of the United Nations, that aims to prevent torture and other acts of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment around the world.
Fay Report was a military investigation into the torture and abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Guerrilla Warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.

Rights of Humans - International Law

War Powers Act of 1941 increased Federal power during World War II.
War Powers Resolution is a federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress.

Global Research, war is illegal

Depleted Uranium

Drones
Crimes (corporate)

107,394 Americans who have been diagnosed with cancers and other diseases after building the nation’s nuclear stockpile over the last seven decades. At least 33,480 Americans dead. Federal officials greatly underestimated how sick the U.S. nuclear workforce would become. At first, the government predicted the program would serve only 3,000 people at an annual cost of $120 million. Fourteen years later, taxpayers have spent sevenfold that estimate, $12 billion, on payouts and medical expenses for more than 53,000 workers.

Used & Betrayed - 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats // Empire File 026 (youtube, 31 mins.)

Soldiers Exposed to Mustard Gas Database

A Military should be about self-defense, not aggression. People need protection, and people need a way to defend themselves. They need to defend their family, defend their friends, defend their neighbors, and defend their fellow citizens and defend Human Rights.

There are scumbags in America who want terrorism to happen because they can profit from it. Most terrorist acts are known about before hand, just like 9-11, it's just that the scumbags let the attacks happen because they can profit from it. They murder innocent people so they can keep their jobs, how f*cked up is that!. Just like the scumbags who knew about the financial collapse in 2008 before it happened. There are some really sick and f*cked up people out there who don't care about profiting from the misery of others. WTF

Scorched Earth Policy is a military strategy of burning or destroying buildings, crops, or other resources that might be of use to an invading enemy force. But it is now used a s a method to make areas unlivable and unstable so that a state becomes weak unable to defend themselves, and also weak countries are easier to exploit and manipulate and control.

"We need to stand against ignorance of all kinds, whether it's war, murder, rape, corruption, propaganda, prejudice, and so on."

The Empire Files - 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire (youtube 24 min 48 sec. Published on Sep 11, 2015)
In September 11th's episode of The Empire Files on TeleSUR, Abby Martin examines the two major wars launched under the "Global War on Terror"--their historical development and their aftermath. Featuring former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, this episode digs into the tragedy of a region shaped by Empire. 1,300 people have died from ground zero dust exposure, a 20% rise in cancer from 911 ground zero exposure.

Heroin-Related Deaths increase annually across the U.S. nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013, National Vital Statistics System (thanks to the CIA).

The Empire Files: 'This Ship is Sinking' Says Former Bush Official  (youtube, Dec 11, 2015 24 mins.)
Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Today, he is honest about the unfixable corruption inside the establishment and the corporate interests driving foreign policy.

Obama: A Legacy of Ashes (youtube, 1 hour Corbett report)
Full Movie: "Clinton Cash" (youtube, 1:04 )

War Is a Racket

"The Military should be used for Peacekeeping, Emergency Response and Helping Displaced People. Using the military as
self-defense, or to enforce political agendas, should only be used as a last resort of a world gone mad." 
New Training

More than 90,000 soldiers and Marines, many of them elite fighters who deployed four or more times.

Stability - Instability Paradox states that when two countries each have nuclear weapons, the probability of a direct war between them greatly decreases, but the probability of minor or indirect conflicts between them increases.
Deterrence Theory is a strategy intended to dissuade an adversary from taking an action not yet started, or to prevent them from doing something that another state desires.
Massive Retaliation is a military doctrine and nuclear strategy in which a state commits itself to retaliate in much greater force in the event of an attack.
Brinkmanship is the practice of trying to achieve an advantageous outcome by pushing dangerous events to the brink of active conflict.
Two-Man Rule
Fog of War used to define uncertainty mechanics in wargames.

Hobbesian Trap is a theory that explains why preemptive strikes occur between two groups, out of bilateral fear of an mminent attack. Without outside influences this situation will lead to a fear spiral (Catch-22) in which fear will lead to an arms race which in turn will lead to increasing fear. The Hobbesian trap can be explained in terms of game theory. Although cooperation would be the better outcome for both sides, mutual distrust leads to the adoption of strategies that have negative outcomes for individual players and all players combined. The theory has been used to explain outbreaks of conflicts and violence, spanning from individuals to states.
Preemptive War is a war that is commenced in an attempt to repel or defeat a perceived imminent offensive or invasion, or
to gain a strategic advantage in an impending (allegedly unavoidable) war shortly before that attack materializes. It is a war that preemptively 'breaks the peace'. The term 'preemptive war' is sometimes confused with the term 'preventive war'. The difference is that a preventive war is launched to destroy the potential threat of the targeted party, when an attack by that party is not imminent or known to be planned. A preemptive war is launched in anticipation of immediate aggression by another party. Most contemporary scholarship equates preventive war with aggression, and therefore argues that it is illegitimate. The waging of a preemptive war has less stigma attached than does the waging of a preventive war. The initiation of armed conflict: that is being the first to 'break the peace' when no 'armed attack' has yet occurred, is not permitted by the UN Charter, unless authorized by the UN Security Council as an enforcement action. Some authors have claimed that when a presumed adversary first appears to be beginning confirmable preparations for a possible future attack, but has not yet actually attacked, that
the attack has in fact 'already begun', however this opinion has not been upheld by the UN.
Preventive War is a war initiated to prevent another party from acquiring a capability for attacking. The power being attacked has either a latent threat capability or has shown through its posturing that it intends to follow suit with a future attack. Preventive war aims to forestall a shift in the balance of power by strategically attacking before the balance of power has a chance to shift in the direction of the adversary. Preventive war is distinct from preemptive war, which is first strike when an attack is imminent. Preventive war undertaken without the approval of the United Nations is illegal under the modern framework of international law, though Robert Delahunty and John Yoo from the George W. Bush administration maintained in their discussion of the Bush Doctrine that these standards are unrealistic.
Offensive (military) is a military operation that seeks through aggressive projection of armed force to occupy territory, gain
an objective or achieve some larger strategic, operational or tactical goal. Another term for an offensive often used by the media is 'invasion', or the more general 'attack'.
Invasion is a military offensive in which large parts of combatants of one geopolitical entity aggressively enter territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of either conquering, liberating or re-establishing control or authority over a territory, forcing the partition of a country, altering the established government or gaining concessions from said government, or a combination thereof. An invasion can be the cause of a war, be a part of a larger strategy to end a war, or it can constitute an entire war in itself. Due to the large scale of the operations associated with invasions, they are usually strategic in planning and execution.

"Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear"....

"Our swollen budgets constantly have been misrepresented to the public. Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear — kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor — with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real."   (Douglas MacArthur)

Terrorism is the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence (terror) in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim.
State-Sponsored Terrorism is government support of violent non-state actors engaged in terrorism.
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (Global Terrorism Database)
Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment is the U.S. government's central database on known or suspected international terrorists, and contains highly classified information provided by members of the Intelligence Community such as CIA, DIA, FBI, NSA, and many others. TSA (observation flaws).
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Asymmetric Warfare is war between belligerents whose relative military power differs significantly, or whose strategy or tactics differ significantly. This is typically a war between a standing, professional army and an insurgency or resistance movement.

Blow Back is unintended consequences of a covert operation that are suffered by the aggressor. To the civilians suffering the blowback of covert operations, the effect typically manifests itself as "random" acts of political violence without a discernible, direct cause; because the public—in whose name the intelligence agency acted—are unaware of the effected secret attacks that provoked revenge (counter-attack) against them.


Bixby Letter
Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.
Dear Madam, (Mrs. Bixby)
I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.
I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
A. Lincoln.


The Crisis of Civilization (youtube)
Proxy War

Grand Chessboard - Power Disease

Domino Theory is the ignorant belief that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.

Cold War was instead of having one big war, scumbags in power decided to have a bunch of smaller wars and Covert Operations intended to weaken nations so that they can be easily exploited. Economic Hitmen

Monroe Doctrine stated that further efforts by European nations to take control of any independent state in North or South America would be viewed as "the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States. which was a sad attempt to find any excuse to start a fight.

Civil Disobedience - the Right to Disagree

Does the National Defense Authorization Act really specify the budget and expenditures of The U.S. Department of Defense?

Bipartisan Reactionary War Policy
Worldview Warfare

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC.
Why does Power Corrupt?

We have Language Now, so there is no need to act like animals or to force people to fight like animals or to live like animals. Working together is the best option, and the best choice for everyone. War is the result of communication manipulation. Citizens never know the true details of why a war is happening, and people never know the real reasons why men must kill each other. The senseless death of people is not a solution to any problem. We should never forsake our gift of language or misuse all the technology that gives us the ability to communicate with almost every person on the planet. All life forms survive and flourish because they have mastered the ability to send and receive information. Humans also have this ability, but humans are the only species that uses information to kill it's own. We must insure that all humans have access to the most valuable knowledge and information that is available, without propaganda or the manipulation of information.

U.S. Military trained more desk pilots for drones then real pilots for planes. They also bought more U.A.V. Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles then real jet fighting planes. Not necessarily bad if Drones are used for Good Purposes, but sadly citizens have no control or say over what the Military does in the name of Peace and Human Betterment.
Attack of the Drones (youtube) 

That Robo Cop Scene is a great example why believing that you are above the law will always have negative consequences.

Thomas Drake, Former Senior Executive at the National Security Agency
Not Invisible
The Invisible War (2012) (video)

To all the victims of war, and not just the soldiers, but to every man, women and child who tragically lost their lives, all in the name of war. This Song is a Beautiful Tribute that say's "Goodbye my to all who have died before us, we will see you soon enough. But before our eyes meet, we will do everything in our power to honor the lives that we have lost by doing everything that we can to honor the lives that we have left." One cannot preserve life unless one is willing to give their own life. Our pride does not come from our willingness to fight, our pride comes from our willingness not be be fooled into a fight, especially knowing that we have better ways to communicate and better alternatives to work out our problems. Hurting each other or Killing each other will never solve our problems.

There are currently 23 countries in the world that don't have an army, and they seem to get by just fine.

Countries that Britain has not invaded world map

"War needs instigators, and followers. But leaders my not be the only instigators, because leaders themselves my be followers of the true instigators."

"For now we must hold on to our weapons, but our weapons should only be use as equalizers to deter violence, weapons are not to be used. to use violence is to lose your mind, if you asked some one if they would like to lose their mind, people would say no, because people like their mind, but if you asked that person if they would use violence against another person, you would have some people saying yes, even though losing your mind and using violence are the same thing. Animals have an instinct to fight, but Humans don't have an instinct to fight, humans have an instinct to think, and when humans don't think, that is when the fighting begins. fighting is also a learned behavior, a behavior we can do without, for it serves no purpose other then inflicting suffering and death. Living in peace has nothing to do with wars or fighting, peace is all about living. So lets live."

Luke 11:17 "Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall." 
"Then he taught them by saying, "Scripture says, 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations,' but you have turned it into a gathering place for thieves."
Proverbs 11:17 "A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself"
Mark 11:17
November 17

"If you can secure a region using education, by giving everyone access to the most valuable information and knowledge, so that every citizen is fully informed of their situation, so they know what choices and options they have, then there would be no wars. Everyone will always choose the path of least resistance."

"It's hard to get anything done when people are constantly trying to kill you."

When inspiration turns into action of the most monumental kind.   
What really Influences action?  
What Influences Passion?
What Inspires
What does it take to Motivate, Aspire and Empower people to care and to take Action?
Knowing a lot is good, but knowing how to take Action is better. There's a big difference between knowing and doing.
What good is having Knowledge if it doesn't lead you to take Action? 
What good is Action if that particular Action takes you in the wrong direction? 

"Ignorance has prevailed so long only because people do not want to find out the truth."

Simply improving our System of Government would not give us all the changes we need, so what's next?

Paradise or Oblivion (youtube)
The Trouble with the Truth (hulu video)

Who will write the Manifesto?

Inspiration plus Liberation minus Manipulation and Speculation = Motivation "

A Taste of Armageddon is a first-season episode of the original American science fiction television series, Star Trek. It was first broadcast on February 23, 1967, and repeated July 20, 1967.
Star Trek - A Peculiar Variety of Diplomacy (youtube)

 

Citizen


Immigration Info

What is even more disturbing is the Civics Questions that people need to know in order to become a U.S. Citizen.
1) What is the Supreme Law of the Land? The Constitution, yet our own politicians disobey it and disrespect it.
12) What is the Rule of Law? Everyone must Follow the Law, yet our own politicians disobey laws and disrespect our laws.
14) What stops one Branch of Government from becoming too Powerful? Checks and Balances and Separation of Powers, yet we see no such thing happening.    Misleading
51) What are the two Rights of everyone living in the United States? Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Assembly,
Freedom of Expression, Freedom to Petition the Government. Yet these Rights are being threatened and even ignored.
53) What is one Promise you make when you become a United States Citizen? Defend the The Constitution and the laws of the United States. I guess this means that our politicians are not U.S. Citizens.
55) What are two ways that Americans can participate in their Democracy? None of the answers that they provide even come close to participating in a Democracy or even make a difference, I guess that's why they mislead and misinform you, so is to give you the illusion that you are actually participating in a Democracy or that you even have a real Democracy.
61)Why did the Colonists fight the British? The same reason why people are protesting now. Because of high taxes, Because homes being taken (foreclosures), Because people did not have self-government. The Declaration of Independence
11) What is the Economic System in the United States? Capitalist Economy and market economy. Two failures that have undermined our country and created more poor people then any other time in our nations history.
86) What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States? There is really no simple answer, other then a Psychological OperationUSA Patriot Act - Constitution

Some of the civics questions are a little disturbing, almost like you're joining a Gang. So the Naturalization Oath Ceremony kind of feels more like an Initiation. Not to say that all gangs are bad, it's just some of their actions are bad. But America is not a gang; America is a beautiful country that's made up of all kinds of people from all over the world. America is more like a big Family, a family that is not always as close as it should be, but we're getting there. One of the things we learned is that we need each other. So this family will never ask you to kill, or do something against your will. That's only our government, and our government acts more like gang members, when they should be acting more like Responsible Citizens, as most Americans are. People want to belong to something they feel is important, people want to be apart of a family they can trust and respect, so America should not exploit this need, we should instead embrace this as an opportunity to begin a new friendship, a friendship of great importance. So just telling new citizens to Vote will not improve our country or will it ever fix our problems. So as an American you must do much more then just vote. You must educate yourself about your government, your community and yourself, because they will not teach you those things in school, because our education system is broken and dysfunctional, but many people are aware of this, so our education problem will soon be improved. But till then, You must be active in your own education, and understand that citizens are they only true source of change. All we ask of you is to please help us to improve our world, and to be a positive influence and obey the laws. And if you find a law to be unjust, please help us repeal these unjust laws so that no one becomes victimized or abused. Welcome to America, welcome to the family of all families, welcome to the future.

Mutual Assured Destruction is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both the attacker and the defender (see pre-emptive nuclear strike and second strike). It is based on the theory of deterrence, which holds that the threat of using strong weapons against the enemy prevents the enemy's use of those same weapons. The strategy is a form of Nash equilibrium in which, once armed, neither side has any incentive to initiate a conflict or to disarm.

If higher education is to become a civic learning organization it will mean giving conscious attention to the public and
productive qualities of the creation and diffusion of knowledge. Putting the "public" back into public universities means
Multiplying Public Spaces, where people with diverse views can wrestle with controversial issues. It means keeping knowledge creation public, open, and accessible - resisting trends toward the privatization and patenting of knowledge.  
Learning Society

The traditional argument that mass education was necessary for intelligent participation in political democracy and that it must extend beyond the common school was heard in discussions regarding high schools, libraries, and Chautauquas.

Education Quotes

Our Systems are Dysfunctional, Malfunctioning and Nonfunctional.
Our Government System is Dysfunctional
Our Money System is Dysfunctional
Our Communications System is Dysfunctional
Our Legal System is Dysfunctional
and the worst of all,
Our Education System is Dysfunctional.
These Dysfunctions are Killing Us and Killing our Planet.
We Need to Stop this Waste and Abuse.
We have the Ability to Fix These Dysfunctions, and So We Shall.
Cohesion is a must. 
Repercussions

"It's kind of sad that we even have to protest, but when there's a defect in the system, you have to repair it."

So how would you teach Atlas Shrugged?  “If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.”  
Quotes

It's more then just Meme. People throughout history felt comfortable and even accepted people in power because they believed it was necessary. But we can clearly see from our past history and our present state that people in power make bad decisions, mostly because of corruption and ignorance. So having people in power is not sustainable and is clearly not working. We don't need leaders or followers, we need learners. Everyone has to understand their responsibilities and stop pretending that someone else understands their responsibilities for them. Millions are at risk and vulnerable because they are dependent on the system or government. If the system fails people will die and people will suffer, which has been clearly documented throughout human history. So people must be prepared and be educated about this reality. If your Government fails you still have the states, but If the states are dependent on the government then the States will fail. But you still have the communities and the towns, but if the towns and communities are dependent on the state then the towns and communities will fail and collapse into chaos. If the individual is dependent on the town and the community then the individual will die, extinction. People must have support systems and have a clear understanding of what to do in case of emergencies, whether it is a financial collapse or natural disaster. Everyone must know how to start over and have a clearly thought out plan for survival. Sadly this is already a reality for millions of humans everyday. And sadly this will continue to get worse if we don't improve the systems that we have in place. You must understand your Big 5 Needs. To reverse this dependency on corrupt and ignorant leaders and their financiers, first a person has to make themselves valuable to their community and their town by offering a needed service or skill. Then the community and the town will be dependent on the individuals. Then when the community becomes self-reliant and self-sustainable then they will be valuable to the State, which will make the states dependent on communities and towns instead of the other way around. Then when the states become self-reliant and self-sustainable then they will be valuable to the Government or Management System. Then the Government will be dependent on the states, the communities and the individuals, thus governments and people in power will not be able to manipulate or control people for their own selfish interests, they will only do what is needed by the people. "We the People"

One of those problems you have to "Learn Your Way Out"



Country Management

Note: This is just a basic outline and does not list all the problems that need solving.
I wrote this text below 5 years ago, so this needs to be rewritten and updated. (June, 30th, 2016)

Are people so dependent on the need to be Lead? Are people afraid to Lead themselves?     Self-Manage     Morale
Is Leadership something that people don’t understand? Always following leaves you vulnerable and unaware of all the facts.
This is not to say that being A Great Follower is not important. You should at least know what it means to lead and know what it means to be a leader so that you understand the responsibilities and understand the dangers. You should also be aware of all the questions that need to be asked. Don't expect, it's better to be Prepared. 

We need to stop the corruption that is killing our species and poisoning the only planet in our Solar System. This may be a silent killer for some people but it is definitely horrifically real for 100’s of millions. This corruption is not right, this corruption is not good, and this corruption is not even logical. We have the abilities to correct these mistakes, and thus we shall.  

Debate
Public Meetings
Communication

"People have had the power all along. But the main reason why people are unaware of their power is because they don't have the necessary information and knowledge that is needed in order to understand that the power has always been there."

Individual Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Collective Responsibility
Diffusion of Responsibility
Sustainable

City Management

First: Define the Responsibilities of our Management System. (Government Employees) 
Second: Confirm that the Responsibilities are being Performed Correctly and Adequately. (Maintenance)
Third: Fix Flaws and Vulnerabilities Accordingly and Efficiently. (Replace Incompetent Employees)
Fourth: Change the Laws that allow Social Activities to be corrupted by Money.
Fifth: Release Patent Restrictions on Technologies that impede Social Progress. Copyrights - Proprietary Rights
Sixth: Create a Complete Education System into Handheld Portable Software and Deliver it on Laptop PC's by anyone.
Seventh: Create Millions of Jobs that Make a Difference.
Eighth: Build Sustainable Transportation, Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Energy and Practice Sustainable Farming.
Ninth: Provide Health Care for all.
Tenth: Open the Channels of Communication for everyone by using all of our Technological Advantages.

Investigative Dashboard
Alaveteli
Popcorn Webmaker
Citizens Connect
Regulatory Agency
National Assembly is an assembly composed of the representatives of the nation.

We need more then just scientists, we need fully educated people. So education needs to improve first.

Start with a Two Part Plan:
1: Starting at the top by fixing the laws that encourage corruption and protect criminals in power.  Motion
2: Starting at the bottom by improving education so that it does not produce corrupt and dysfunctional individuals who become mindless criminals.  
The world needs a Management System that has no political affiliation and uses the democratic process only as a guide.
This is Business 101: How to Manage a Country.   Management Tools
Management System will consist of Team Members with each team member capable of being a team leader and will also be considered Co-Leaders. Management System will consist of layers. All layers will be aware of what each layer is doing and what each layers responsibilities are. This Management System will be designed so that it is incorruptible and Fail-Safe. If you cut off it's head it will simply grow a new head. There will be no more Presidents, for managing a country is not a one-man job, never has been and never will be as proven by our history.
You hire the most qualified people that the world has to offer. You do this in a Public Forum on TV.
And in this public forum is where the public votes. If a person cannot perform their responsibilities, for whatever reason, then they will be replaced with the next qualified applicant.
Some of the same elements of this Management System can be used to manage personal lives so that this logic will trickle down and be understood by everyone.

We need a detailed Plan that is clearly understood by all. 

World Monitoring System (beta)
Information Station

We will never have significant changes unless people Protest in large numbers. Revolution
You have to march and show your numbers so that The Powers That Be understand the people’s commitment and seriousness. People have to know why they are protesting and that protesting is only one step in a multistep process we call "change" or "Improvements". You have to have your list of improvements that are known to be right and that everyone agrees and understands these needed changes. This will require a televised Public Hearing where we can have an Open Debate. We would use our best Scientists, Professors and Intellectuals. We would also use our best lawyers and judges to advise everyone so that everyone fully understands the law and the constitution. The Supreme Court and our Politicians would have a very limited role in these debates for their trust and competence has been considerably diminished. Our much needed changes will be signed into law that day or very soon afterwards. Our political leaders will publicly announce that these laws are just and thus these laws will be followed.

If political and corporate leaders cannot fulfill their duties and responsibilities they will then be replaced. No pensions, no buyouts or special treatment. You will be sent back to the end of the line where you will have to start over again and prove your worthiness to society like everyone else. The Supreme Court will no longer be 12, for 12 is to easy to corrupt and manipulate. I believe a Supreme Court of 120 judges and members will be more stable and reliable especially when all debates will be done in public, Live TV, radio, news papers and the Internet, which is the best choice because you can also read the documents and evidence and do your own research while listening to the debates, you can also watch in social groups.

Voting will be done by show of hands that will be videotaped. Each voter will also hand in a written ballot. This will totally eliminate voter fraud because it will be impossible to refute millions of witnesses. Yes you will have no privacy when voting. But when we are voting on things that affect all of us, we can no longer keep these particular issues private. You will see how others voted and most likely question your own validity as well as the validity of others. Conversations will no longer be in the dark. It’s time for us to become friends and become responsible for future generations and ourselves. You have to see the people you share the land with and put a face on your actions. All public services will be Audited and Monitored continually to insure Quality and Fairness. 

The Internet is our greatest tool.

Human Promise Manifesto

Every level of government has to have at least 5 expert math people, people who provide the numbers behind the decisions or changes. Then the experts present their math online to be verified and checked by math experts around the world. Then if the math is ignored, people have to explain why.

"You don't need a Government, you need a Management System that operates under a strict set of rules that only has power that people allow them to have, it does not dictate, it only listens and gives feedback."

Dictate is to issue commands or orders. Rule as a dictator.

The Supreme Court should use an online forum where the big questions are asked to a worldwide community of people. People who can combine their efforts. That's millions of people with varying degrees of expertise working together to solve a problem. This would be a lot more accurate then having important decisions being made by a hand full of people who are easily manipulated and controlled. We have the technology but were not using it correctly or effectively. If your reason is not based on facts, then what is it based on?

Dwight D. Eisenhower Speech

"When I think about all the work that needs to be done in this world there's always this one thing I never have to worry about, and that is the lack of people, we are definitely not short on people. So the problem is clearly Incompetence and Corruption".

To vote is to take an oath. With this vote I promise to devote some of my time on making improvements in my community and in my government. Just voting and hoping that the politician will do the right thing is not as effective as taking the necessary steps to make sure that our politicians are doing that right thing.

"In order to improve and change things you need to build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. Fighting the existing system is fine, but if you don't have anything that will replace the current system and make it obsolete, then fighting will only be temporally successful. You have to use people, time and resources effectively and wisely. After all, humans are the most valuable resource on the planet. Don't waste that potential, use it."

When things don't make sense, or when bad things happen, people get angry, especially knowing that better choices are available. When there are better choices, people should know about these choices and be able and be allowed to make these choices. People should not have other people making choices for them, especially bad choices. People should not have other people limit their choices either. GFYA

Goals


Converge

"All this fighting is stupid because it hurts everyone, and everything. Everyone is in this together. So we must do everything that's in our power to learn how to work together. Working together makes life better and it gives us more opportunities.
Fighting makes life worse and it reduces our opportunities. I know that we can all agree in one thing, and that is, we have brains. So it's time that we prove to the world that we know how to use our brains, properly. We are not wild animals, anymore. We are intelligent human beings, and we have had the ability to be intelligent for thousands of years. We should act more intelligent, instead of acting more like we have lost our minds. We can do this, and we have already started. Now it's time for a great awakening, or in better words, it's that time that we started working together instead of fighting all the time. This is going to be one of our greatest moments in history, which will produce some of our great memories for millions upon millions of people to enjoy, now and in our future. Did you feel that? That was the feeling you get when every cell in your body is rejoicing, rejoicing in knowing that you have finally realized your potential, and have came into being. So now, the future looks bright, very bright.....
Now that's a slam-dunk, Bam!" 

The Five Stairsteps - Ooh Child (Things are Gonna Get Easier) (youtube)  

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
(Abraham Lincoln)

Brotherhood

"When we feel that our sacrifice is for the good of our fellow man, for the good of the people, and that it protects our family and our species, then giving our lives becomes more then just honorable, it's also logical and that the action can be proven and calculated to be the best choice that would ultimately preserve life."

Everyone should understand the benefits of camaraderie, as well as support and trust. Brotherhood makes you feel that you are not alone because you have people who care about you, which gives a person strength and purpose. It's a type of love that all humans should feel. So why can't we? Why do we have to wait for a life and death situation in order to show our commitment to each other. Why should a soldier only feel brotherhood and camaraderie while in military service. And why does this brotherhood and camaraderie fade when our soldiers come home. Soldiers should not only associate war with brotherhood. When soldiers come home so should the brotherhood.

If war has taught us only one thing of value, it's that when we work with mutual trust, and when we work together as a team, we are at our strongest. We should not wait for war for this human quality to appear, we should exercise this quality every day. If the military can train soldiers to understand brotherhood, then our education system can do the same.

Brotherhood and camaraderie is human nature. But depending on a persons upbringing and environment this human quality can be easily lost or muted. But brotherhood can be regained if a person is put into a unique situation or given the right kind of training with the right kind of people, like they have in the military..

Brotherhood or camaraderie should go beyond the circle of friends, it should not be contained or restrained, you have a responsibility towards your team members, but also, the team has a responsibility to the people you represent, your species.

Know who's got your back, and know who's got your front, but more importantly, know who you represent. It's easy to get recognition for the work that you do from the people you work with, but as soon as you leave work, the recognition is gone. And if you depend on that recognition, you will feel lost without it. That is one part of teaching people about brotherhood that we need to improve on.

The military knows how to protect a nation and knows how to provide service and support when needed. So the military needs to be a military. The military should not have their patriotism exploited by corrupted governments and their wealthy puppet masters. That's the reason for having 2 people with 2 keys in the silo. Two-Man Rule Two people working together avoids a chance of a lone wolf going on a sociopathic rage. The other person with the key is the citizens. But the scumbags in our government keep stealing our key. Meaning, we have no democracy. 

Two-Man Rule is a control mechanism designed to achieve a high level of security for especially critical material or operations. Under this rule all access and actions requires the presence of two authorized people at all times.

How one Russian man avoided World War 3   Vasili Arkhipov (wiki) 

"We should focus the training of our soldiers more on how to save men, women and children, instead of just training our soldiers on how to kill men, women and children."  Military

We need to stop the separation between the people and the state, and the only way to close that gap or loop hole is fill the void with our most important information and knowledge, and make sure everyone is given access, and assistance in understanding it and using it correctly

War is not only found on a battle fields, war is anywhere there is conflict and violence. Though soldiers in the military have more exposure, police also have exposure, citizens caught in the cross fire have exposure and millions being displaced have exposure. Wars might not be everywhere, but the effects of war are everywhere.

The only difference between home and war is its location. A life a death struggle is not just unique to wars. More people are dying at home. We need to defend our home. And our best defense comes from knowledge and information, and we're not getting it. We have more ways to communicate information and knowledge then any other time in human history, and we waste and abuse most of our technologies. and to much of it is controlled and manipulated, and we are not getting the most valuable information and knowledge that's available. Instead we are bombarded with advertising and opinions, none of which has any real value to society.

When you hear a politician say that he's going to end a particular war, you have to ask, why just that one? And is that war doing the most killing and the most damage?

Everyone has blood on their hands, so let's not point fingers or blame people, let us move forward. The only way we are going to respect the dead and the dying is by letting them know that their lives matter, and that their lives will always matter till the end of time. That's our promise. Without us, who am I? What am I without you, I'm nothing, and vise versa. I'm you, you're me, and we are us. If you promise to stop killing, I promise to help you.   Not Fair

People don't need to be Ruled, people don't need to be forced to do things, people don't need to be forced to live in fear or forced to live with uncertainty. People need to be informed, people need the facts and the truth about what's happening around them, and in the world. People are very capable of managing themselves, for we have been doing this for thousands of years. It's just when a small number of people want to control things, that's when the problems start, that's when the suffering starts, that's when death and destruction happens, this is a historical fact as well as a fact of today. People need an open government, a government that all people can directly participate in. This way people will know that the responsibility of the world is in their hands, and not in someone else's hands, someone who might not care if you live or die. Communication must improve, if we all work together then we won't have to work so hard. Then everyone can enjoy life to the fullest. But we have to work together, it's time to talk, it's time to listen, it's time...it's time for us to live, it's time for us to live in peace, it's time for us live to our fullest potential, it's time for us to love, it's time for us. it's time.




The Thinker Man